This manual, written by the former head of a navigation school, is intended as a primer to help all inshore and coastal fishermen gain a better understanding of the principles of navigation. This is still an essential skill in spite of the increased use of electronic aids in modern fishing boats. The text sets out the elementary requirements simply and clearly, aided by many illustrations, dealing not only with navigation, but also with chartwork, pilotage and ship stability. This new edition adds electronic navigation and has been revised to cover instruction on navigation in both hemispheres.
The compass; Charts and navigational publications; Chartwork; The sextant; Use of travese tables - plane and mercator sailing; Nautical astronomy; Ship stability; Miscellaneous; Use of electronic navigation instruments.
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 1st September 1989
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 234.5 x 157.12
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised