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An all-new revised and modernized version of the classic original. Learn the hard-won secrets of performing critical first mate duties while keeping boat and crew shipshape. The Perfect FIRST MATE is intended for the recreational boater, power or sail, who wants to streamline tasks and maximize efficiency, safety, and comfort, while leaving plenty of time for pleasure. Contents include in-depth discussions of how to avoid injury, protect against the environment, navigate in foul weather, perform deck duties, and plan cruises, as well as tips on general boatkeeping, meal management, and people-pleasing.