Illustrated Navigation: Conventional, Digital & Celestial Navigation (Illustrated Nautical Manuals)

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At the moment, yachts are sometimes geared up with radar, GPS, chart plotters, AIS, and so on. This tools has additionally change into far more dependable, making it potential to make lengthy offshore passages with out a nice information of navigation. Nevertheless, such tools might be arrange wrongly, interpreted incorrectly, malfunction or lose energy. In these circumstances, information of conventional navigation can change into extraordinarily vital. This ebook will train you easy methods to navigate within the conventional manner utilizing compass, log and plotter; and in addition easy methods to navigate utilizing digital aids like GPS, radar and chart plotter. As well as, you’ll be taught some primary celestial navigation utilizing the solar and stars to acquire your place utilizing sextant, almanacs, tables and a watch. Every methodology of navigation is defined alongside detailed illustrations and examples, combining to make a simple and easy-to-follow information.

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TRADITIONAL NAVIGATION: How charts are created, Latitude and longitude, Place, Utilizing charts, Variation and deviation, Steering compass, Logs and echosounders, Plotting implements, Leeway and present, Handbearing compasses, Useless reckoning / bearings, Miscellaneous, Crusing at night time, IALA buoyage system, Tide and tidal currents, Navigation lights, Abstract

ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION: GPS, GPS – how does it work?, GPS receivers, Utilizing the GPS receiver, Chart plotters, Utilizing the chart plotter, Waypoints and routes, Show setup, Receiver setup, Radar, Vary / bearing discrimination, Radar operation, Adjusting the radar, Radar issues, Show setup, Collision avoidance, AIS

CELESTIAL NAVIGATION: The solar’s geographic place, Astronomical mannequin, Rules of celestial navigation, Hour angles, Midday sight, Measuring solar’s altitude, UTC, zone and commonplace time, Working a sight, Sight discount sheet, Taking the midday sight, Plotting place traces, Discovering lat. and lengthy. instantly, Corrections, Stars, Polaris (North Star), Utilizing a calculator

Appendix: Tables & formulae.

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