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Boater's Pocket Reference

Boater's Pocket Reference
  • #: 213521
  • Price: $4.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated: 2015-03-06
  • Current Version: 4.0
  • 4.0
  • Size: 51.30 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Double Dog Studios
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • © 2009 Double Dog Studios LLC
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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.

You might also be interested in our other boating apps:

- Navigation Rules

- Boating Calcs

- Seamanship

- Coastal Navigation 5

- Ship Captain's Medical Guide

What's New in Version 4.0

* Updated diagrams and tables
* Improved search and navigation
* Cleaner and faster interface
* Support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

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5/5 stars

Oceans of information

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.


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