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Known as "the Bible of Boating", more than 3 million copies have been printed. The 67th edition Hearst, has pages, 1, full-color illustrations and charts , and exploded views and cutaways and updated with information on federal laws, regulations, and fees. It contains authoritative information about boating rules, weather, tide, currents, and navigation, seamanship for powerboats, small craft, and boats under sail; anchoring, communications, and navigation; inland boating, marlinspike seamanship, and boating customs.
It is often used as the text for private boating schools throughout the U. History[ edit ] The work originated in During World War I , the U. Government needed to train men in the Navy , Coast Guard and Merchant Marine to become operators of small boats, including landing craft, utility craft, gigs , patrol craft.
Then Assistant U. Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt , commissioned Chapman to write a manual that could be used to help provide that training.
Chapman did this in just three days, drawing largely on articles that had appeared in Motor Boating Magazine. The result was Practical Boat Handling, the first edition of which was published in with pages, 5 in x 7 in.
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