This is the perfect book for any new boater or any person invited to be a guest on someone else's boat. It covers all the things not to do on a boat, with many suggestions on the proper conduct while aboard.
Also included is an informative glossary of words not to say, when describing things on a boat. Lots of personal experiences are mentioned that show how to avoid becoming a jerk at sea.
People have commented that one of the most helpful portions of the book was the section on seasickness - what causes it, how to avoid it, and what to do if it arises, because nobody is immune to it; it's just a matter of the tolerance level of the individual. This updated and much more comprehensive edition of the book also contains valuable information for any person wanting to graduate from boat guest to boat owner and discusses things that every first-time boat owner should know about, because it doesn't make any difference how many cars, trucks, or pieces of real estate one may have bought and sold, the first time boat-buying process is unique, and requires some special knowledge not usually available to anyone who has never done it before.
Just remember these three rules, and you'll have a very enjoyable time on a boat: