An Introduction to Nautical Science

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1991 - Transportation - 214 pages
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This book—a guide to intensive preparation for taking a modern sailing vessel to sea—is the distillation of Carl Chase's famous course in nautical science given at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and aboard the schooner Westward. For those who are going to sea for the first time as well as for those who have some experience, the book offers an introduction to all the knowledge needed to become a truly qualified sea-going sailor.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Introduction
11
Basic Physics
15
Stability
28
The Theory of Sail
41
Shiphandling Under Sail
63
The Diesel Engine
81
Shiphandling Under Power
108
Introduction to Navigation
131
Distance and Direction
135
Keeping Track
141
The Basis of Celestial Navigation
156
The Nautical Almanac
160
The Sextant
169
The Noon Sight
189
Copyright

Electricity
118

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