This program teaches you step-by-step how to find your way with classic dead reckoning piloting and today’s electronic navigation instruments.
Includes clear demonstrations on the water and in a simulated navigator’s station in a Coast Guard certified navigation school. Professional production includes detailed close-ups, helpful graphics and imaginative presentations of how objects appear on the chart and water, in good and bad visibility. Narrated by John Rousmaniere. 70 min.
Subjects covered include:
- The chart and compass
- Radar for navigating and avoiding collisions
- The navigation rules
- Finding your way in fog and at night
- Taking and plotting bearings
- Allowing for tidal current
- Tips and tricks for quick decisions
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