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WEEMS & PLATH Basic Navigation Set

Model # 2689214Mfg # 317

$44.99

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Product Description

Basic plotting instruments fit nicely in a clear vinyl plastic pouch: standard 15" parallel rules, chart protractor, 6" matte nickel fixed-point dividers, a #2 pencil, a pencil sharpener, and detailed instructions. Lifetime warranty.

Specs

Basic Navigation Set

Type NavTool

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Weems & Plath Basic Navigation Set
 
4.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (5)
  • Strong construction (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      3.0

      adequate

      By New Boater

      from MA

      About Me Beginner

      Pros

      • Easy Storage
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about Weems & Plath Basic Navigation Set:

        I am totally new to boating needed the kit for my navigation test....it worked for me.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Quality is just ok

        By Weekend Warrior

        from Boyds, MD

        Comments about Weems & Plath Basic Navigation Set:

        I order this kit for the ASA 105 class I was taking. The parallel rule had slop in one of the rivets which make near impossible to determine angle accurately. The dividers are ok but recommend you upgrade. You don't need speed rule and it slower to use. Bottom line is skip the kit and upgraded divider and parallel rule and pay about the same.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A great set to learn the navigator's art

        By Bob

        from Phialdelphia

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Weems & Plath Basic Navigation Set:

            These essentials of navigation are sturdy and useful for practice and real life use. The protractor includes distance scales and other measurement aids not mentioned in the product description that add to its usefulness. Although the dividers do not contain a wheel to set distances they readily hold their spred when transferring distances.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Novice Sailor

            By Paul

            from Deltaville, VA

            About Me Novice sailor

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Easy to use
            • Good For Beginner
            • Instructions Simple

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

              Comments about Weems & Plath Basic Navigation Set:

              This product is all a beginner needs to chart a simple course. Easy to use and understand.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good stuff!

              By Dave

              from BumF%#K Kansas

              About Me Learning Nautical Nav

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Strong Construction
              • Waterproof

              Cons

              • Made in China

              Best Uses

              • Survival

              Comments about Weems & Plath Basic Navigation Set:

              I am teaching myself the art of nautical navigation. With the Basic Navigation set, by Weems and Plath, combined with "How to read a nautical chart by Nigel Calder, and an actual NOAA chart of the Keys to the Dry Tortugas, I am well on my way. Thank you very much for supplying me with the guidance, and the tools to get whare I need to be. Sincerely, Dave Sheakley

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              love my basic navigation set !

              By shelley

              from phoenix, az

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Weems & Plath Basic Navigation Set:

                  It's easy to use & will hold well on the boat

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Just what I needed, at the right price.

                  By Tom the Sailor

                  from Edison,N.J.

                  About Me Novice sailor, Outdoor Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Most basic dividers

                  Best Uses

                  • Bareboating
                  • Day Sailing
                  • Day Trips

                  Comments about Weems & Plath Basic Navigation Set:

                  The set was accurate and easy to use. The dividers are very basic and I will upgrade at some point.

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