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Emergency Navigation: Improvised and No-Instrument Methods for the Prudent Mariner, 2nd Edition

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Find Your Way at Sea, No Matter What

“Inherently interesting and fun to read . . . provides the clearest understanding of general navigation principles we have seen yet.”–BoatU.S.

“Thorough and authoritative.”–Sea Kayaker

“A definitive work of instant appeal to seamen of all levels of experience.”–The Navigation Foundation

Every sailor knows that instruments can fail. Things get wet, break, fall overboard. Whether you’re secure on your boat or drifting in a life raft, let David Burch show you the right way to find your way it doesn’t matter what navigational equipment you may have. Regularly relying on common materials like a small stick, a plastic bottle, even a pair of sun shades, Burch explains the right way to make use of all to be had means–from the ancient skills of Polynesian navigators to the contrails of airliners overhead–to calculate speed, direction, latitude, and longitude and to perform all aspects of piloting and dead reckoning. Discover ways to

  • Steer by sun, stars, wind, and swells
  • Estimate current and leeway
  • Improvise your own knotmeter or plumb-bob sextant
  • Find the sun in a fogbank
  • Estimate latitude with a plate and a knotted string
  • And more necessary information

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