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Practical Yacht Navigator


Year: 1998
Language: english
Author: Wilkes K.
Publisher: David McKay Company
Edition: First
ISBN: 0-679-50807-4
Format: PDF
Quality: Scanned pages
Pages count: 214
Description: This is a complete manual on how to navigate any type of small vessel coastwise and across the sea in today's circumstances. It is a modern book for modern boating people who want to learn fast by means of clear diagrams and photographs, which are supported by a comprehensive text. Two-color illustrations are used throughout to give numerous examples of fixing the yacht's position, emphasizing the essential knowledge needed on tides, coping with fog, understanding the all-important steering compass and a host of other facets of the small craft navigator's activities.
How to use small radar sets is dealt with, as are techniques with the almost universal echo sounder and transistorized logs and sailing computers for those that have them. More basic means of calculating where the boat is and where to head for next are not forgotten. The author keeps in mind that the type of boat and the method of propulsion may van- widely, but there is a clear explanation of the pilotage problem encountered by the cruising yacht when she is beating to windward.
The book is ideal when studying navigation. But the reader who has not the time or inclination to attend special instruction, will find here the knowledge to go to sea without getting lost.

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