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Traditional and Electronic Navigation
by Jeff Toghill
An Introduction to Methods and Equipment

Countless modern adventurers set out each year, charting courses across the world's oceans to guide their boats, yachts and catamarans out on a journey of discovery, and safely back again. This book explains how they do it. It instructs the beginner in the art of navigation, discusses the available devices and how to use them. Whether you choose to plot a course by the stars, or travel in style surrounded by high-tech electronic gear, this book is an indispensable and up-to-date read for any present-day voyager.
Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE CHARTS & PUBLICATIONS 10 Nautical charts and useful reports CHAPTER TWO INSTRUMENTS & AIDS TO NAVIGATION 20 Compasses and other important instruments CHAPTER THREE HARBOUR NAVIGATION 38 Tides, buoys, lights and safe anchorage CHAPTER FOUR COASTAL NAVIGATION 54 Plotting a course, bearings and fixes CHAPTER FIVE CELESTIAL NAVIGATION 72 Determining heavenly bodies and time CHAPTER SIX THE COMPUTATIONS 84 Sight form and sight reduction CHAPTER SEVEN CROSSING THE OCEANS 96 Currents, winds, communication and safety CHAPTER EIGHT ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION 110 GPS, radar and other electronics GLOSSARY 126 INDEX 127

Hardback, 2003, 128pages, very good condition Please click here to ask a question
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