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WEEMS & PLATH
Basic Navigation Set

$44.99

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Model # 2689214 | Mfg # 317
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.

Basic Navigation Set

Type Navigation Tool
Warranty Details Lifetime Warranty

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Weems & Plath Basic Navigation Set
 
4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Accurate (5)
  • Strong construction (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Easy storage (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beginner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good stuff!

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...Read complete review

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

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quality is just ok

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...Read complete review

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.

Reviewed by 11 customers

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5.0

Excellent

By do not have a nickname

from Tampa, FL

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy Storage
  • Easy To Use
  • Safe

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about Weems & Plath Basic Navigation Set:

    For class in celestial navigation

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    More than necessary

    By Party Situation

    from Emerald City Harbor

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      Comments about Weems & Plath Basic Navigation Set:

      I purchased this set for the USCG Boating Safety Navigation course. It is more than I needed as a beginner charting on Lake St. Clair but it is easy to use and good quality! The more I use it the better I understand some of the features.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good set for learning coastal navigation

      By Wc

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Storage
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about Weems & Plath Basic Navigation Set:

        Great set for learning parallel rules and protractor. Pencil is something of a joke and case is cheap but overall good value.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Easy to use and the quality is good

        By Will

        from Long Island ny

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Safe

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating

          Comments about Weems & Plath Basic Navigation Set:

          Just got my capt license and needed it to do my chart work.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          adequate

          By New Boater

          from MA

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Reviewer

          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

            (2 of 2 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

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