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Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner By Pat Manley

Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner
by Pat Manley

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Using a combination of modern and traditional methods this book leads you through all the aspects of boat navigation.
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Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner: Navigate Effectively by Getting the Most out of Your Electronic Devices by Pat Manley

The modern sailor is an electronic navigator. New boats come stacked with GPS, chartplotters and radar, on a bewildering array of screens and displays. With this book learn how to navigate using all of these electrical devices. Practical Navigation leads you through all the aspects of boat navigation in a logical order, using a combination of modern and traditional methods. This practical approach ensures that although modern electronic methods remain at the forefront, readers will never lack in knowledge to navigate their boat safely in any circumstance. Topics covered include GPS, the shape of the Earth, finding your position, passage planning, radar and personal computers.

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Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner Reviews


"A useful companion for the modern sailor who wants to navigate their way through the seas." (Boat Mart) "Pat Manley gives the reader a detailed overview of all the systems currently in use, from GPS to AIS, and describes how each system works, how to use it and how to get the best out of it. However, the author highlights the danger of over-reliance on such electronic tools and points out some of their shortcomings. He also stresses the importance of having at least some knowledge of traditional navigation." (Noonsite)

About Pat Manley


Pat Manley is a keen sailor and one of Practical Boat Owner magazine's team of experts, answering readers' questions. He is author of Fernhurst Book's Simple Boat Maintenance, Essential Boat Electronics, Diesels Afloat, Electrics Companion and Diesel Companion.

Table of Contents


Foreword; Introduction; The Global Positioning System; Our Address on the Earth's Surface; The Magnetic Compass; Constructing a Route; Tides; Boat Speed; Depth Sounders; Finding Position; Passage Planning; Pilotage; Automatic Identification System; Radar; Autopilots; Personal Computers; Appendix A: Dead Reckoning & Estimated Position; Appendix B: Course to Steer; Appendix C: Tidal Heights & Tidal Streams; Appendix D: Tidal Planning & Plotting

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GOR004431378
Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner: Navigate Effectively by Getting the Most out of Your Electronic Devices by Pat Manley
Pat Manley
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Fernhurst Books Limited
2008-04-14
200
0470516135
9780470516133
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.