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 Navigationleads 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.
"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