Generations of How-To Boating Tips
Brenda and Doug Dawson (5th generation industry professional) have combined their lifetimes of boating experience, expertise and knowledge in their publications and articles. They are dedicated to helping new boaters and seasoned boaters, both power and sail, around the world put the "ING" in BoatING.
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Brenda, Nice job by you and Doug, I really like your common sense approach to handling a boat with easy time for the first mate. Thanks again.
Bill, "a fan", MD
Brenda, I want to thank Doug for his docking lessons.
Don Grantham, Argyle TX
The only mistake I made in buying books about boating was not to get yours first. It would have saved me about $75.00 in other books that aren't half as informative as yours. Your book has helped me in understanding the correct way to bring a boat into a slip.
It is now autumn in Wisconsin, and although we may have a few boating days left, the season is just about over. Last year at this time, before my wife and I had received and studied your book on docking our single sterndrive, we were ready to sell our 25 foot Four Winns just so we would stop yelling at each other on the dock!
We are not perfect yet, but your methods worked from the first time we tried them, and as a result, we continue to gain confidence. This has allowed us to take our boat places that we were afraid to go before.Thank you so very much for what you have done for us.
Tony and Linda Gischia
"I dock my boat in an area with very strong currents and shifting winds. While I am getting better at operating my boat with practice after reading the introductory docking e-lesson, I am looking forward to learning more boat docking information from the advanced docking e-lesson.
Bill Pollok, VA
"An absolute five-star 'must read' for all boaters, seasoned or new , power or sail , big or small. Although my captain and I boated for 23 years aboard a 46 foot power boat, and occassionally 'switched hats'.
I wish this book had been published then.
Lee Bertouche, The LesLee III, ON
"In an industry where there are too many self proclaimed experts, Doug is truly the consummate professional. His incredible depth of industry knowledge... has been a wonderful resource for me. His books have a wealth of information for new boaters learning to boat with tons of boat information on the basics as well as operating a boat and docking a boat.
George Ward, Ward Yacht Sales, ON
"Doug has been my senior boat tester since the mid 80's. Two of his strongest characteristics are his honesty and integrity and ... I can't believe how much knowledge Doug has about boats... I highly recommend all boat buyers read his new book..."
Bill Taylor Publisher, Power Boating Canada Magazine
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