Navigation and Passage Planning

Comprehensively covered: from the tools, charts, books and electronic devices and software that a navigator needs – fluxgate compass, plotters, GPS – to how to set a course and correct it for variation and deviation, and how to make tides and currents help you, not slow you down. Step by step passage planning. Navigation & Passage Planning CD cover
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Contents:

Navigation
Tools of the trade
Navigator’s library
The log
Charts
Electronic charts
Chart symbols
Defining & setting a course
Variation
Deviation
Helm error
Current
Leeway
Unknown current
Three bearing fix
Horizontal sextant angles
Calculating the current
Reliability of observations
Two transit fix
Double angle on bow
Running fix
Vertical sextant angle
Bearing and depth
Line of soundings
Night bearings
Bearing and loom (glare)
Buoyage systems
Interactive IALA buoyage system quizzes
Planning a voyage
Danger circles & clearing
bearings
Light ranges
Helpful websites
Pilotage
GPS errors
GPS tricks
Emergency navigation
Make a compass
Steer by stars
Dutchman’s log
Nine rules
Tides
Tide tables
Rule of twelfths
Sextant sights

Passage Planning
Research
Critical path
Ship’s papers
Plans of the vessel
Navigation pre-departure work
Rules of visiting
Customs and immigration
Bonds
Cruising licences
Ports of entry
United States of America
United Kingdom
International health clearance signals
Australia
New Zealand
Insurance
Safety
Navigation and Passage Planning starts with the basics and develops the skills you will need to be a competent and effective navigator and skipper.

 

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