Fast Powerboat Seamanship, shows you how to operate any fast boat for maximum thrill at minimum risk. Dag Pike explains how fast boats respond under a variety of conditions, and he walks you through everything you need to know about engines, propulsion systems, trim tabs, and the other controls that give you complete command of your craft. Pike provides a step-by-step tutorial in the techniques of fast-boat driving and measures you can take to ensure comfort and safety for yourself and your passengers. He also explores how waves are generated, how they move, and how to assess and adjust to changing conditions on the water. The better you understand your boat and how to control it, the greater the pleasure you will get from high-performance boating. 2004. Hardback. 272 pages.