Boat Green: 50 Steps Boaters Can Take to Save Our Waters (Paperback)

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Boat Green: 50 Steps Boaters Can Take to Save Our Waters (Paperback)

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Recreational boating is a pastime enjoyed by millions. Yet the waters and marine environment that boaters so love are in serious jeopardy from pollution, resource mismanagement, and misunderstanding. Boaters can help change that. Although a relatively small part of the problem of marine environmental degradation, recreational boaters can be a huge part of the solution, writes Clyde W. Ford, an avid boater of over twenty years, whose encounters with polluted waters galvanized him to explore workable solutions.

"Boat Green" provides a host of environmentally sound boating practices, based on scientific research and practical boating experience. In this book, boaters will learn ways to: Reduce vessel operation and maintenance costs Improve vessels performance Increase safety and health of vessel operators and crew Increase awareness of marine issues Enhance enjoyment of the marine environment

All of these steps will help lessen the impact of recreational boating on the marine environment. These are practical solutions that have been field-tested and refined on actual vessels cruising the Pacific Northwest waters.

"Boat Green" is an essential guide for recreational boaters and for all those concerned about protecting the marine environment.

Clyde W. Ford is the executive director of EcoMarine Institute and author of nine books, including the award-winning "The Long Mile" and the Charlie Noble series of contemporary nautical suspense novels. Ford enjoys cruising the waters of the Inside Passage aboard his single-engine biodiesel trawler.

Clyde W. Ford is Executive Director of the Ecomarine Institute in Bellingham, Washington. The award-winning author of five fiction and four nonfiction books, he is a much sought after public speaker who has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Clyde enjoys cruising and writing aboard his single engine biodiesel trawler.
Product Details ISBN: 9780865715905
ISBN-10: 0865715904
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication Date: February 1st, 2008
Pages: 227
Language: English