Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner - Navigate Effectively by Getting the Most Out of Your Electronic Devices (Hardback)
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Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner - Navigate Effectively by Getting the Most Out of Your Electronic Devices (Hardback)

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Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 14/04/2008
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The complete navigation reference for beginners and experts including electronic simulators for GPS, chartplotting, radar and AIS. The modern sailor needs a back up plan if the electrics on board fail, and Pat Manley delivers the tools to make this possible. Boat owners need a book that covers all the electronic (modern) navigation, which develops the theme and introduces the traditional navigation as and when it is needed. Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner leads you through all the aspects of navigation of your boat in a logical order. It has the unique combination of modern and traditional disciplines to boat navigation. Although the pencil and paper chart method will not be introduced until it is demonstrated this knowledge is vital. This practical approach to the subject will ensure that although modern electronic methods remain at the forefront, readers will never lack in knowledge to navigate their boat safely in any circumstance. Therefore the modern sailor will be equipped with all the necessary skills. Topics will include: GPS - satellites, receivers and position Shape of the Earth - distance and direction Finding your Position - where am I now?Passage Planning - choice of routes hazards and harbors of refuge Radar Personal Computers - AIS on a PC and computers for navigation A website featuring simulators accompanies Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner adding a further dimension to an all-inclusive book: sailors can test their skills whilst they are learning. The website - hosted by Fernhurst - will feature an array of simulators including GPS, radar, AIS and Chartplotter. Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner is like having your very own skipper on your bookshelf.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780470516133
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 556 g
Dimensions: 218 x 174 x 17 mm


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"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, June 2010) "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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