INTRODUCING COASTAL NAVIGATION
What’s it all about? - Finding your way around the program
WHERE ARE WE?
Coordinates, Latitude and Longitude, Meridians, Lights, Finding/Plotting positions
WHERE ARE WE GOING?
The Compass, Variation, Deviation, Compass Error, ‘Swinging the Compass’, The Pelorus Compass
HOW DO WE GET THERE?
Plotting positions/courses, Tools of the Trade, Time Speed and Distance, The ‘DR’ position, The ‘Observed’ position.
THE FINER POINTS
Relative Bearings, Transit bearings, the ‘Running Fix’, the ‘Four-point’ bearing, ‘Double the angle on the Bow’, the ‘Extreme Range’ fix.
IS THERE ENOUGH WATER?
Set and Drift, the Tides, Tidal Streams, Finding the Depth, Can we anchor overnight?
WHERE’S THE TIDE TAKING US?
The ‘Estimated’ position, more on Set & Drift, Plotting courses to counter Set & Drift.
WHAT’S THAT IN THE WATER?
Buoyage, the ‘Cardinal’ system, Lateral marks, Isolated marks,Special marks, Safe Water marks, the I.A.L.A
THE ‘SEXY’ BIT!
The Sextant in coastal navigation, How the Sextant works, Horizontal Angles, Distance Off by Elevation, the Station Pointer.
A Cruise around the area - problem is, we left out all the courses, bearings, set & drift etc., You’ll need to fill them in!
Electronics in navigation, Radar, GPS, Radio etc. Plus a collection of hints and tips garnered from a lifetime at sea!
ANSWERS TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS!
All the answers to the exercises. How did you go?