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How To Avoid Huge Ships (1993)

by John W. Trimmer(Favorite Author)
4.38 of 5 Votes: 1
0870334336 (ISBN13: 9780870334337)
Cornell Maritime Press
review 1: Okay, I admit it, when I first heard about this book, I chuckled at the title. Of course it's obvious how to avoid huge ships... just don't get in their way. But then I started wondering what could actually be in this neat little volume that would have made a second edition necessary. I started checking local libraries for a copy. I didn't find any, because it's fairly obvious we don't have many (or any) huge ships here in Utah. Curiosity got the better of me and I started looking for a copy at local and online used book stores when I thought to check worldcat (thanks for the pointer, google books). The nearest copy was at a little public library in Idaho. (!)Now I simply had to read it. I investigated my local library's inter-library loan program. Sure enough, wit... morehin a week or two I had the book in my hot little hands. I hungrily started reading it, setting aside the other books I already had in progress.To my surprise, I found myself enthralled! The unexpected insights of Captain Trimmer, combined with his anecdotes and "common sense" instructions were great fun to read. I will definitely take his advice to heart if I ever find myself conning a small boat in heavily trafficked waters. I also found myself thinking of the pilot controlling one of those huge vessels and the difficulties involved. In all, a very good read and I thank the Kitsap Regional Library system for their participation in the inter-library loan program.
review 2: Okay, I lied, I didn't read the book. It's out of print and used copies are hideously expensive. And, to be honest, I've never had any problem with huge ships, perhaps because I live about 30 miles inland. But never mind the book itself, which, although I'm sure it's quite insightful in its targeted way, is really beside the point. What you want to do is go to the Amazon listing and read the customer reviews. This is one of those fringe items that beacons in the legions of clowns and goofballs, and their offerings are worth perusing for anyone with a taste for the humorous and absurd. Then move on to the "also viewed" sections; in particular follow up on the "Tuscan Whole Milk" and the "Mountain Three Wolf Short Sleeve Tee". You will be glad you did. less
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If ever there was a book for people who have run-ins with huge ships, this is that book.
I'm slowly mastering big ships, light water craft still a problem.
How to Avoid Huge Ships by John W. Trimmer (1993)
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