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Old 01-17-2012, 11:31 PM
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Yesterday I received my copy of Chapman. My idea was to sit back in a comfortable chair and do some reading. But that book is so big and heavy, it didn't work out for me.

So I was wondering, how do you guys use that book? Keep it stored on a shelve and use it only as a work of reference? Put it on a table and them read it? Other ways of using it?
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:28 AM
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Looks good on my desk. Had good intentions of reading it...
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Fiesta View Post
Yesterday I received my copy of Chapman. My idea was to sit back in a comfortable chair and do some reading. But that book is so big and heavy, it didn't work out for me.

So I was wondering, how do you guys use that book? Keep it stored on a shelve and use it only as a work of reference? Put it on a table and them read it? Other ways of using it?
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I'm no Hulk Hogan, but I'm able to read it in a comfortable chair. Or on a table. Whichever works at the time.

If you put it on a shelf and leave it there, it's not going to do you much good.

I wonder if it's available as an e-booK?
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You can use it as a research tool and only look at it when you feel a need, or skim through it occasionally when you are bored.
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i dont really see where reading it is any more difficult than reading any other book...i would assume you bought it as an educational and/or reference tool rather than just to say you own it...it does take some commitment to learn what you need to know to safely navigate waterways...
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It's a REFERENCE BOOK. There's no plot to follow, and no rush to read it all. Do it a chapter at a time, considering each chapter a book on its own, and just take your time on each. The chapter on anchoring alone is easily worth a long, slow read.
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I have no issue with the content…I bought it to learn or get some new insights. Obviously it is not a novel of some kind. But it is the sheer size of the book. It is unquestionably the biggest book that I own, and I own quite a few. Why not publish it in two volumes to make it more practical?
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I use it as a coaster.


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I have read it several times and I do look at each chapter as a separate learning tool. Never had a problem with its size or weight.
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It's a REFERENCE BOOK. ............... The chapter on anchoring alone is easily worth a long, slow read.
And it answers 95% of the anchoring questions asked on THT. And refutes the incorrect replies.
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... Why not publish it in two volumes ... ?
Because then you have two things to keep track of!
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And it answers 95% of the anchoring questions asked on THT. And refutes the incorrect replies.
Speaking of which, have you seen the Discovery Channel trailer for undersea gold? Why is that stupid woman THROWING that anchor?* Makes for interesting video, but poor seamanship.















*Every Power Squadron newbie knows to motor to where you want the anchor put, and then just lower it gently.
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HA! Try reading Bowditch!
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HA! Try reading Bowditch!
Actually, that is where folks should start. It would weed out the idiots with lightning speed.


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Keep it next to your computer so you can fight about rules with other THT members.

Think of all the fun you can have with overpowering, ROW, chart markings, going to slow in a narrow channel, having nav lights on your powerboat, etc.
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I use it as a coaster.


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Where can you buy glasses that need a coaster that size? Do they look tippy on top of it?
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Where can you buy glasses that need a coaster that size? Do they look tippy on top of it?
Nope. I use 4 glasses at a time, rather than a big ol' tippy one.


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If you download Chapman's, the iPad is only about 1-lb heavier.
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Speaking of which, have you seen the Discovery Channel trailer for undersea gold? Why is that stupid woman THROWING that anchor?* Makes for interesting video, but poor seamanship.
*Every Power Squadron newbie knows to motor to where you want the anchor put, and then just lower it gently.
I haven't seen the trailer.

I don't understand what goes through someone's mind when they "throw" an anchor. Like you say, take the boat to where you want the anchor to land and drop it gently overboard. You shouldn't need a boating course to figure that out, it's basic common sense.
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I haven't seen the trailer.

I don't understand what goes through someone's mind when they "throw" an anchor. Like you say, take the boat to where you want the anchor to land and drop it gently overboard. You shouldn't need a boating course to figure that out, it's basic common sense.
The trailer is linked on my post. The throw is a few minutes into the video.
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