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The Weekend Captain's Guide to Basic Boating is different from any other book on the subject. It reads like a novel, but is filled with information and facts like a reference book. It goes beyond the basics and is meant to be inspirational, as well as educational. It helps to build one's self confidence by showing that most of the problems that you may encounter on the water are universal. They invariably will happen to everyone at one time or another. It is important to realize that you are not alone and that these things do not only affect you. Problems may arise at any time. It is the knowledgeable, self confident boater that turns them around and moves on.