Shirley Amster's book on boating is particularly geared for the distaff member of a family new to the sport-pastime-passion. She covers boats from skiff to flying bridge cruiser. She gives advice on buying your first, boat, equipping it (what is legally required, what essential, what optional), on docking and mooring, operating, rules of the road (with poems to help memorize). Boatwifely tips on boatkeeping afloat, dress, entertaining, galley one-up-womanship; notes on boating courses, planning a cruise, the care and feeding of boats, winter storage, and how to S.O.S. What every new boatmother needs to know.