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Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Tools and Materials 2. The Latitude Hook 3. The Kamal 4. The Astrolabe 5. The Quadrant 6. The Astronomical Ring 7. The Sundial 8. The Nocturnal 9. The Cross-Staff 10. The Backstaff 11. The Dry-Card Compass 12. The Traverse Board 13. The Hand Lead 14. The Heaving Line 15. The Chip Log 16. The Weatherglass 17. The Pelorus 18. The Sun Compass 19. The Octant Appendix A: Tools and Materials Appendix B: Navigation Equipment Appendix C: Marine Catalogs Bibliography Index
New Hampshire native Dennis Fisher has built and used all the instruments in this book, some during a recent cruise from New England to Bermuda and the Virgin Islands. A graduate of Maine's Colby College who has written about navigation for New England Coastal News, he runs a printing business when not at his workbench building traditional navigational instruments.
"This is a nifty book that will appeal to a wide variety of yacht owners.#.#.For those who like simple solutions to complex situations and those who like to create their own devices, this book with its straightforward diagrams and comprehensive information would make a delightful gift." Coastal Cruising ".#.#.for people who like to work with their hands and appreciate traditional nautical craftsmanship.#.#.Each project emphasizes simplicity and reasonable cost and is true to the spirit and fucntion of the original instrument." Nautical Collector