A Simplified Guide to Small Marine Craft Navigation.

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

One of a series of "Simplified Guides" for Small Marine Craft operators up to 100 tons.

Table of Contents

Small Marine Craft Navigation.

Small Marine Craft Navigation.   Navigation is the technique of finding your way from one place to another, and estimating o... Read Chapter

Measurement of Direction.

Measurement of Direction.   Everyone knows that the Sun rises approximately in the East and sets approximately in the West... Read Chapter

Measurement of Angles in Navigation

  Measurement of Angles in Navigation     Illustration 1   “Angles” are formed by rotatio... Read Chapter

Working in Angular Measurements.

Working in Angular Measurements.   Keeping the previously mentioned basic facts in mind it is quite easy to add up or subtra... Read Chapter

Indicating Direction at Sea.

Indicating Direction at Sea.   To the navigator of a craft out on the open sea with no landfall in sight, the ho... Read Chapter

Understanding The Marine Compass.

  Understanding The Marine Compass.   In order to refer to or proceed in a particular direction at sea it is necess... Read Chapter

Reading the Compass Card.

Reading the Compass Card.   There are three different notations used in reading compasses. In practice, you will rarely fi... Read Chapter

Converting Compass Notations.

Converting Compass Notations.   To convert a Quadrantal Notation to a Three-Figure Notation, if the quadrantal course or b... Read Chapter

Taking Compass Bearings.

Taking Compass Bearings.   There are many occasions when a navigator requires finding the compass bearing from his craft t... Read Chapter

Special Steering Compasses.

Special Steering Compasses.   Grid Steering Compass. If a craft has sails and steered by a tiller the helmsman will have... Read Chapter

Measuring Distance and Speed at Sea.

Measuring Distance and Speed at Sea.   Nautical Units of Distance and Speed. The measurement of distance on the Earth's surf... Read Chapter

The Marine Log.

The Marine Log.   The instrument used for measuring the distance and, or speed a craft travels through the water is called... Read Chapter

The Use and Calibration of Marine Logs.

The Use and Calibration of Marine Logs.   It is most important to appreciate that all types of Marine Log , with the excepti... Read Chapter

Calculating Navigational Time, Speed, and Distance.

Calculating  Navigational Time, Speed, and Distance.   Among many problems frequently encountered at sea for the seam... Read Chapter

Measuring Water Depth by Poles, Sounding Leads and Lines.

  Measuring Water Depth by Poles, Sounding Leads and Lines.     It is obviously extremely useful for a n... Read Chapter

Measuring Water Depth by Echo Sounder.

Measuring Water Depth by Echo Sounder.   A more sophisticated method of obtaining soundings is by means of an Echo Sounder... Read Chapter

Binoculars, an aid for Navigation.

Binoculars, an aid for Navigation.     Without any doubt, the most useful singular instrument to navigation is the ... Read Chapter

Navigational Aids for Sail Powered Craft.

Navigational Aids for Sail Powered Craft.     Sail powered craft, which do not have the same consistency of power-o... Read Chapter

Small Marine Craft Automatic Pilots.

  Small Marine Craft Automatic Pilots.     In the norm Automatic pilots are considered a luxury on small m... Read Chapter

DR Computer, an aid to Navigation.

DR Computer, an aid to Navigation.     There are available on the marine market a variety of DR Computers or Naviga... Read Chapter

Required Chart Instruments for Navigation.

Required Chart Instruments for Navigation.     The Parallel rule, or one of its substitutes, is essential... Read Chapter

The Navigational Chart.

The Navigational Chart.   As previously stated the most important of all navigational instruments is the chart, a map of t... Read Chapter

The Measurement of Latitude and Longitude.

The Measurement of Latitude and Longitude.   When dealing with anything concerning navigation, and especially with navigatio... Read Chapter

The Construction of Navigational Charts.

The Construction of Navigational Charts.     It is quite impossible to draw courses and measure distances and angle... Read Chapter

Chart Scales, Graduations and the Measurement.

Chart Scales, Graduations and the Measurement.     The distance on the planet Earth's surface between any two Merid... Read Chapter

A General Description of Charts.

A General Description of Charts.   Charts are printed on quality tough paper, but although this makes them durable, neverthe... Read Chapter

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