The complete navigation reference for beginners and experts
including electronic simulators for GPS, chartplotting, radar and
The modern sailor needs a back up plan if the electrics on board
fail, and Pat Manley delivers the tools to make this possible. Boat
owners need a book that covers all the electronic (modern)
navigation, which develops the theme and introduces the traditional
navigation as and when it is needed.
Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner leads you through
all the aspects of navigation of your boat in a logical order. It
has the unique combination of modern and traditional disciplines to
boat navigation. Although the "pencil and paper chart method" will
not be introduced until it is demonstrated this knowledge is vital.
This practical approach to the subject will ensure that although
modern electronic methods remain at the forefront, readers will
never lack in knowledge to navigate their boat safely in any
circumstance. Therefore the modern sailor will be equipped with all
the necessary skills.
Topics will include: GPS - satellites, receivers and
positionShape of the Earth - distance and directionFinding your
Position - where am I now?Passage Planning - choice of routes
hazards and harbors of refugeRadarPersonal Computers - AIS on a PC
and computers for navigation
A website featuring simulators accompanies Practical Navigation
for the Modern Boat Owner adding a further dimension to an
all-inclusive book: sailors can test their skills whilst they are
learning. The website - hosted by Fernhurst - will feature an array
of simulators including GPS, radar, AIS and Chartplotter.
Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner is like having
your very own skipper on your bookshelf.
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