Hundreds of pages of boating information on your iPhone,iPod Touch or iPad! The Boater’s Pocket Reference caters to all levels of boating expertise with a wide variety of content including 800 illustrations and photographs and a myriad of charts and graphs. Boater’s Pocket Reference is a popular and useful printed book and the app is even better.
Handy, Fact-Filled Boating Guide
Boater’s Pocket Reference offers handy, how-to-do-it information and reference facts, figures, formulas, graphs, and tables about boating.
Who needs this book?
New boaters: This app provides an extensive introduction to all aspects of boating.
Experienced boaters: A great reference and memory jogger.
Everyone who wants to make their boating safer and more enjoyable.
* Piloting and Navigation—including the use of charts, GPS, radar, and sonar.
* Communications—VHF, SSB, satellite.
* U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard boating regulations
* International, U.S., and Canadian Navigation Rules (Rules of the Road)
* Understanding aids to navigation
* Understanding weather—air movement, fronts, clouds, weather maps.
* Boat types, design, and construction as well as boating terminology
* The essentials of good seamanship—the basics of operating a boat.
* Marlinespike seamanship—lines and knots—including 50 different knots.
* Mechanical—engines and propellers.
* Electrical—circuits, DC and AC wiring, batteries, chargers, inverters, lightning.
* Boat trailering tips, techniques, maintenance, wiring.
* General reference tables—time zones, holidays, weight and volume of liquids, and more.
* Extensive unit conversion tables
* Boating resources—organizations, phone numbers, web sites, including Coast Guard and Power Squadron.
* Glossary of marine terminology.
* Over 100 boating-related calculators.
No boater can afford to be without this valuable and handy guide.
About the Author
Thomas McEwen is an avid boater and former mining engineer. Tom is also a member of the Boulder Valley Sail and Power Squadron in Colorado.
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I was in the Navy, and have boated for 50 years, sail and power. This collection of essential boating knowledge and tips is an awesome addition to your mobile device. Amazing wealth of useful info. Must have if you are a boater!
As a novice boater, this reference guide is very useful. I learned a lot and will bring this app along with me on my next boat trip. Very much recommended and worth the cost.
Very informative, stable app. Great information if you're learning or preparing for a test.
I purchased this as a backup "go to" in case I didn't have Chapman's etc available- however I find myself using this primarily now and it's much more expansive and thorough than I had initially thought. Kudos-- excellent app. Well worth it!
This app contains tons of information for both the beginning and experienced boater. Handy checklists that can be printed or emailed ensure you're always prepared for your voyages and that you don't forget any important steps.
Valuable, easily understood information. Diagrams are well drawn and explained. Great tool for learning seamanship.
I took a boat safety coarse and like most things learned they are lost when not applied. I used this app to give me some refresher. It helps point out the areas you need to practice and learn before they become habit. The layout is well thought out and easy to use. Job well done and well worth the money!
Excellent informational app. I read it to reinforce navigation rules and to maintain navigation skills. Truly a great resource.
This app puts so much useful boating information on your iPad. It is probably the best boating app out there. Covers all aspects including navigation, weather, rules of the road, and boat systems. As a new boat owner and after talking to several veterans, this is the app to have!
Complete and easy to use
Very Good Reference!!!
I love that they keep adding info to this app, very useful!!!
Great app and handy to have on the iPhone. Glossary is somewhat limited but still helpful.
Text, calculators...everything you could want to know about boats or boating right at your fingtips.
Great App. Materials clear and to the point and to be able to use on both the IPad and IPhone is a great. Finally, the printed copy is the ultimate backup to a fine electronic tool.
Learning lots and lots for me to learn.
Very well done. Excellent layout, easy to use and navigate. A plethora of information. The newest update makes it nearly perfect. Keep up the good work.
This reference is very good for non boaters and novices looking for broad high-level coverage of power and sail boating terminology and concepts. Lack of navigation, search, bookmark and output prevented fifth star.
Very informative and helpful reference!
Just learning about boats. This is getting me a great head start before my formal training. In the future I can see this as a good app to go back to for a quick reference.
Everything you need to know and should know before taking any boat out on the water.
Great resource for all boaters.
This is really a great informational app. Any thing you need to know or brush up on is in this electronic book. I've been boating for over 25 years and I'm steal finding out good info from this app.
This is the best app for boating I've found. If you can't find what you need here, you don't belong on a boat.
I have own two boats and I have been boating for some time, and I find myself returning to read this book quite often. It is an excellent source of basic seamanship. Every recreational skipper should have this book as a reference. Very useful.
This is bar-none the best informational boating app on the market...period!!! Written for both the beginner or an expert, this book is perfectly laid out to access any bit of information you may want/need to know about boats.
Excellent. Thank you.
Extremely well laid out and a wonderful companion on board. Instant answers when required. Every boater with an I Pad should have it.
Like having a concise copy of Chapman's. Fantastic.
I have to say that it is a valuable tool and resource and not just a nice concept app. This is a powerful recourse and a joy to have...
One of the best buys in a marine application that I have come across. I have yet to find each individual jewel of reference information, however, I will say that it is packed with good information and well worth the price. Plus it really does fit in a pocket and will not mildew. This is an excellent addition to my boat library.
Tons of pertinent information, and a lot more of "that's good to know" type stuff!
Lot of great info.
The best and most complete organization of information I have seen since I got my license over 20 years ago. More boaters need to have and study it. Since I am a broker now I will be sending it to my clients as a gift. Very well done.
Don't use it as often as I should but when I want info it is there and easy to find.
This app is a great reference for anyone who enjoys boating. Well written and good illustrations. Calculators for many boating calculations are a good addition to this reference.
One of, if not the best apps I've purchased. If you are a boater, no matter your skill level or vessel type , you will find a 'ship load' of useful information in this app.
The hard copy is aboard my boat and has tons of info. I have Bowditch aboard as well, but go to BPR first every time. The iPhone app is seamless. Much easier to look things up and search. Hard copy was $15, $5 for the app is more than fair. I highly recommend either the app, hard copy, or both. If you get just one, get the hard copy, if you're a sailor you know why. A+.
Lots of good info for the boater and well worth the cost. 1 star due to occasional crashing. One even forced a reboot!
The new version is awesome on the iPad. Thanks for making this universal!
I am a full time boating instructor, licensed captain and a boating accident investigator. I have used and recommended the hard copy of this book for some time. I have used this app. both in the classroom and out on the water. I now can leave the book in my navigation kit with my plotting tools. If you don't get the app. at least buy the book.
I'm a new boater and found this app a great reference to have on hand when I had any questions on boating. Highly recommend it!
Wonderful reference even though it's not meant for sailing specifically. Already used it for explaining some sailing fundamentals.
Having a 1600 ton master lic. This is a great app for looking up things not used on a daily basis. The one thing that would be nice is if the Rules of the Road were in order instead of jumping all over the place.
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