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Basic Coastal Navigation An Introduction to Piloting for Sail and Power

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ISBN-10: 1574090526

ISBN-13: 9781574090529

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: Frank J. Larkin

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/25/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Introduction
Nautical Charts
The Mercator Projection
The Nautical Chart
Basic Chart Information
The North American Datum of 1983
Symbols for Aids to Navigation
Other Charted Features
Metrification of Nautical Charts
Multibeam Survey Maps
Reader Study Note
Reader Progress Note
Review Questions and Answers
Navigational Reference Publications and Almanacs
Nautical Chart Catalogs
Dates of Latest Editions
Chart No. 1
Light List
United States Coast Pilot
Notice to Mariners
Tide Tables
Tidal Current Tables
Tidal Current Charts
Tidal Current Diagrams
Rules of the Road
Reader Study Note
Reader Progress Note
Review Questions and Answers
The IALA-B Aids to Navigation System
Port Side Marks or Lateral Marks
Starboard Side Marks or Lateral Marks
Safe Water Marks
Preferred Channel Marks
Special Marks
Intracoastal Waterway Aids to Navigation System
The Uniform State Waterway Marking System
Reporting Defects and Discrepancies to Aids to Navigation
Reader Study Note
Reader Progress Note
Review Questions and Answers
How to Use the Basic Navigational Instruments
The Magnetic Compass
Dividers
Pencils
Paraglide Plotters
Parallel Rules
A Stopwatch
Reader Study Note
Reader Progress Note
Review Questions and Answers
Measuring and Plotting Latitude and Longitude
Latitude
Longitude
Technique for Measuring Latitude on a Nautical Chart
Technique for Measuring Longitude on a Nautical Chart
Writing and Expressing Latitude and Longitude
The Safety Aspect of Knowing Latitude and Longitude
Practice Problems and Answers
Reader Study Note
Reader Progress Note
Review Questions and Answers
How to Plot a True Course on a Nautical Chart
Selecting a Proper Course Line
How to Measure a Course Line Angle with a Paraglide Plotter
How to Measure a Course Line Angle with Parallel Rules
How to Walk Parallel Rules on a Chart
Labeling Your Course on a Nautical Chart
Practice Problems and Answers
Reader Study Note
Reader Progress Note
Review Questions and Answers
How to Measure Distance on a Nautical Chart
Dividers: Your Measuring Tool
Technique for Measuring a Short Distance on a Nautical Chart
Technique for Measuring a Long Distance on a Nautical Chart
Labeling Distance on a Nautical Chart
Practice Problems and Answers
Reader Study Note
Reader Progress Note
Review Questions and Answers
Military Time
How to Add Time
Practice Problems and Answers
How to Subtract Time
Practice Problems and Answers
Reader Study Note
Reader Progress Note
Calculating Your Dead Reckoning Position
The Piloting Worksheet
Terminology
The Dead Reckoning Formula: 60D = ST
How to Calculate Distance
Practice Problems and Answers
How to Calculate Speed
Practice Problems and Answers
How to Calculate Time
Practice Problems and Answers
Labeling Your DR Position
When You Should Plot Your DR Position
Practice Problems and Answers
Reader Study Note
Reader Progress Note
Converting True Courses to Compass Courses
Variation
Deviation
The Course Conversion Formula
Course Conversion Techniques
Practice Problems and Answers
Reader Study Note
Reader Progress Note
Review Questions and Answers
Taking and Plotting Bearings
Terminology
Taking Bearings
Labeling Bearing LOPs
Relative Bearings
Doubling the Angle on the Bow
Practice Problems and Answers
Reader Study Note
Reader Progress Note
Review Questions and Answers
Dead Reckoning
Piloting Exercise: A Typical Day Cruise
Electronic Navigation Systems
LORAN-C
Global Positioning System
Screens and Readouts of Electronic Navigation Equipment
How to Use Electronic Navigational Systems
The Height of the Tide at Any Time
Terminology
The Tide Tables
Tide Graph: "One-Quarter/One-Tenth Rule"
Practice Problems and Answers
The Rule of Twelves
Practice Problems and Answers
Height Available under a Bridge
Summary
Compensating Your Course for Current and Other Elements
Correcting Your Course for Current
Where Do You Find Information about Tides and Currents?
The Effects of Current
The Before and After Current Problem
Using Tables to Correct for Current
Correcting Predicted Speed for Weight Change
Correcting Predicted Speed for Depth of Water
Correcting Predicted Speed for Wind
Estimating the Set and Drift of a Current from Buoys
Summary
How to Check the Installation Accuracy of Your Compass and Install an Aiming Post
How to Check Your Compass for Built-in Error
How to Develop Data for a Deviation Table Using Multiple Ranges and Your Boat's Compass
How to Develop Data for a Deviation Table Using One Range and a Pelorus
How to Plot Deviation on a Deviation Plotting Sheet
How to Plot Magnetic Heading Deviations
How to Plot Compass Heading Deviations
How to Develop a Speed Curve
Equipment You Will Need
How the Data Collection Process Works
Use of a Speed Curve or RPM Table
Navigation Forms
Piloting Practice Chart
Piloting Worksheet
Tide Graph
Deviation Planning Sheet
Deviation Plotting Sheet
Deviation Table
Speed Curve Worksheet
Trip Log
Coast Guard Districts and Addresses of District Commanders
Glossary
Index