Sooner or later everyone who ventures out en the water will encounter strong winds and confused seas, fog, thumderstorms, or heavy rain. This book acquaints boaters with the forces that shape weather, allowing them to predict what changes can be expected. Part I presenta a logical explanation of climate and weather, concentrating on those aspects that affect the marines the most-wind speed and direction…… Part. II which cab be read independently, deals with the effects of climate and weather all on types and sizes of boats,…. Illustrated by over 50 images, maps and diagrams.