Coastal Navigation Using GPS: For Sail and Power
GPS has forever transformed the art of navigation, but most sailors don't know how to use it effectively. This new handbook from Frank Larkin, a Master Mariner with over 30 years of boating experience and the author of the hugely successful Basic Coastal Navigation, serves as an invaluable guide to this essential device. Larkin merges basic GPS techniques with tried and true principles of coastal navigation, making for a truly comprehensive tutorial. Clearly written and easily understood, with an intuitive layout and simple instructions, the book guides readers through the maze of GPS options, focusing on simple GPS navigation procedures and presenting a set of criteria for selecting a GPS set appropriate for each sailor's individual needs. Suitable for both sail and power boats, this fully illustrated book covers all aspects of coastal navigation and is highly recommended for self-study and reference as well as navigation classrooms. Eight appendices are included, covering everything from maintenance and installation of your GPS unit to sorting and implementing GPS data.
The Height of the Tide at Any Time
The Rule of Twelves
Fourteen Compensating Your Course
aids to navigation buoy calculated Chapter Check your GPS Coast Guard Coast Pilot color compass course compass heading compass rose correct course angle cursor degrees deviation error deviation table display Dist dividers DR position drift electronic enter F. J. Larkin feet Figure GPS operating manual GPS set height of tide horizontal datum knots Label LAT/LON latitude scale Light List located longitude LORAN low water magnetic heading magnetic north mark Mercator projection minute of latitude minute of longitude nautical chart nautical miles Navigation Exercise Navigation Practice Chart Navigation Worksheet nm Speed NOAA Note Notice to Mariners paraglide plot predicted speed prime meridian procedure reference stations relative bearing screen set and drift shows small boat speed curve steering Step subtract symbol tide graph Tide Tables tion Trip Log true course true north variation error vertical Waypoint List