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Boat Navigation for the Rest of Us: Finding Your Way By Eye and Electronics

International Marine Publishing


By Bill Brogdon

Want a full course in navigation? A whole toolbox of little-known tips and shortcuts to deal with real-life navigation situations without resorting to a slide rule? You get both in Boat Navigation for the Rest of Us, a guide to pleasureboat navigation that shows you how to combine electronic aids like radar and GPS with visual observations, simple chartwork, and common-sense piloting. In plain, simple language, it explains how to find where you are and get where you want to go with a minimum of fuss. You'll find many little-known, low-tech methods specifically designed for use aboard small powerboats and sailboats. This edition brings you up to speed on the many changes to navigation systems and equipment that have occurred over the past six years, including dramatic improvement in GPS accuracy, the proliferation of electronic charts and plotting systems, and the growing importance of the Internet as a navigation tool.

"Thorough treatment of traditional and electronic [sailing] methods by an expert." – WoodenBoat

Title: Boat Navigation for the Rest of Us: Finding Your Way By Eye and Electronics
Author: Bill Brogdon
Publisher: International Marine Publishing
Published: February 20, 2001
Edition: 2nd Edition
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780071372268
Binding: Paperback