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Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner

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Table of Contents

Cover Points. Foreword. Introduction. 1. The Global Positioning System. 2. Our Address on the Earth's Surface. 3. The Magnetic Compass. 4. Constructing a Route. 5. Tides. 6. Boat Speed. 7. Depth Sounders. 8. Finding Position. 9. Passage Planning. 10. Pilotage. 11. Automatic Identification System. 12. Radar. 13. Autopilots. 14. Personal Computers. Appendix A. Deduced Reckoning and Estimated Position. Appendix B. Course to Steer. Appendix C. Tidal Heights and Tidal Streams. Appendix D. Tidal Planning and Plotting. Credits.

About the Author

Pat Manley is a technical contributor to Practical Boat Owner magazine. He is an Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and an RYA 'Yachtmaster' Instructor. Pat is also the author of Electrics Companion , Radar Companion , Simple Boat Maintenance and The Diesel Companion, Diesels Afloat and Essential Boat Electrics.


"A useful companion for the modern sailor who wants to navigate their way through the seas." (Boat Mart, August 2008) "The definitive guide to cruising in the West Country, this latest edition includes all the most recent updates" (Sailing Today, July 2008) "...Pat Manley, has 10 million miles of navigation under his belt, making him eminently qualified to produce this new guide". "Electronic and traditional navigation explained - with free online simulators." (Boat Mart, December 2008)

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