This clear and accessible introduction to coastal navigation outlines some of the techniques of piloting that are still fundamental to protected navigation even with brand new electronic aids. Step by step, the reader is guided from simple to more complex piloting solutions. Along with dead-reckoning techniques, the writer covers tides and currents and explains how to use LORAN C and GPS. There are a large number of illustrations all through the text and practice problems at the end of each and every chapter.
Key Advantages: fully up to date new edition, perfect for sail and power, clear layout and instructions, comprehensive overage of all aspects of coastal navigation, review questions and answers, and suitable for self-study and Coast Guard or other similar courses.
How to plot a true course an masure distance on a nautical chart.
Military time, Dead Reckoning & Converting true courses to compass courses.
Taking, and Ploting Bearings.
Compensating your course for current.
Measuring the heigth of the tide at any time.
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