Basic Coastal Navigation: An Introduction to Piloting

9780070364530: Basic Coastal Navigation: An Introduction to Piloting

Anyone going to sea much beyond a row around the harbor needs to have a grasp of the basic techniques of coastal navigation or piloting. Here is a thorough, logical, clearly written presentation of all the fundamentals of coastal navigation most any recreational boater needs. topics covered range from nautical charts, aids to navigation, instruments, plotting, determining position, calculating times and distances, to the use of electronic navigation systems. The text is completely up-to-date, very welll illustrated, and each chapter includes a set of questions with answers providing a review of subjects covered. Highly recommended to both novices and to experienced boaters wanting to refresh their skills.

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Key advantages: Fully updated new edition; Perfect for sail and power; Clear, easy to understand layout and instructions; Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of coastal navigation; Review questions and answers; Suitable for self-study and Coast Guard or similar courses.

About the Author:

Frank J. Larkin is a Master Mariner with some 30 years of boating experience. He is an instructor in boating safety and coastal navigation and was until recently District Staff Officer-Aids to Navigation with the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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