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The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating

You name it, its in here. Covers every boating situation. This book is both informative and entertaining.--Latitudes & Attitudes

John Vigor is the answer guy if youre having onboard arguments about nautical terminology or the science of sailing in general, and his new book lives up to the promise in its title.--Good Old Boat

Whether its boat maintenance, navigation, boat handling in all kinds of weather, or the physics of how boats function, every sailor and powerboater needs a comprehensive go-to source for specialized information. Now you have it with the Practical Encyclopedia of Boating:
  • Addresses virtually every aspect of powerboating and sailing in 500 entries
  • Covers seamanship and boat handling, navigation, routine boat maintenance, boat design and building, and nautical reference data
  • Ranges from vital techniques--such as recovering overboard crew and measuring distances off--to essential concepts like reading the water and sky and evaluating a boats seaworthiness
  • Includes numerous cross-references and an exhaustive index to direct you quickly to the right entry and to unify related topics
  • Makes delightful browsing as well as a source of sound guidance for practically any boating situation

The MSDict Dictionary Format

The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating is powered by the MSDict technology especially enhanced for iPhone and iPod with the following key benefits:

    • Colorful and feature-rich user interface with faster and easier word access
    • Customizable two-pane user interface (for iPad)
    • Quick search of terms while you type
    • Table of contents for fast navigation in the different sections of the title
    • Hyperlinks between terms and articles
    • Ability to change the font size in the term definitions
    • Favorites - you can create your own lists of favorite items and organize them in groups
    • History of last visited terms and articles
    • Fast article scrolling
    • No connection to the Internet required - you can use the dictionary on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without connecting to the Internet and with no additional charges
    • Daily term feature to help you memorize a term each day

    Can’t find the word you are looking for? Three kinds of filters will help you locate that exclusive word.

    • Fuzzy filter – used when you are not sure of the correct spelling of a word
    • Keyword – used to locate the instances of a key word within other compound words
    • Wild card – “?” and “*” replace a letter and group of letters in words to broaden your search


Product Info

Version: 5.0.3
Updated: 2012-05-31
Platform: iPhone/iPad
Download Type: N/A