Covers all the basic procedures and equipment. Includes predeparture checklist, recommended equipment & spare parts, fueling procedures, engine troubleshooting, radio use, trailering, launching, anchoring, knot tying, water skiing hand signals. Gives rules of the U.S. Buoyage System and right-of-way. Helps in emergencies by covering distress signals, fire procedures, towing, weather warnings, first aid (hypothermia & CPR). Upgraded 3rd edition available January, 1999.