The Weekend Navigator

The Weekend Navigator

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Can piloting a boat really be this easy? Traditional navigation with its chart plotting, compass errors, and current vectors requires years to master. Serious boaters learn it eventually, but with $100 GPS receivers offering 50-foot position accuracy anywhere in the world, ita€™s no longer necessary to master the art before enjoying the sport. The Weekend Navigator is the first book to recognize that affordable, simple-to-use electronics demand a radically new approach to teaching navigation. Bob Sweet lets you find your way on the water immediately, learning by rather than before doing. This innovative guidea€™s quick-reference format shows you how to: Pinpoint locations at all times Determine the precise ranges and bearings of destinations Compensate for wind and current effects Avoid underwater hazardsSimple Boat Navigation With GPS and Electronics Robert Sweet. FIGURE 19-2B. ... Most autopilots consist of several components: a€c Control unit provides the user interface, display, and buttons, as well as the brains of the system. ... (Component images courtesy of Raymarine.) ... GPS. You still have the ability to manually adjust your course around obstacles or other boats, then return to the track mode.

Title:The Weekend Navigator
Author: Robert Sweet
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2004-09-16

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