This is an easy-going; personalized, anecdotal approach to introducing boys to boat ownership. It covers all the usual areas of the safety factors, design, construction and maintenance of the various boats that a boy might hope to own. Techniques of fishing and water sports are briefly discussed. There is endless fascination for boat owners and potential boat owners in the consideration of the endless details of boating. This book (in the seemingly endless sail-past lately) seems well-suited to younger, still land-bound-by-age readers.