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By Richard Dunn. paperback, 0.18kg, 150mm x 210mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2016.
With over two-thirds of the globe covered by water, the ability to navigate safely and quickly across the oceans has been crucial throughout human history. From the sixteenth century onwards, as seafarers attempted longer and longer voyages in search of profit and new lands, the tools of navigation became ever more sophisticated. The development of instruments over the last 500 years has seen some revolutionary changes, spurred on by the threat of disaster at sea and the possibility of huge rewards from successful voyages.
As this book shows, the solution of the infamous longitude problem, the extraordinary impact f satellite positioning and other advances in navigation have successfully brought together seafarers, artisans and scientists in search of better ways of getting from A to B and back again.
NZ$20.00 + Delivery.
TRADITIONAL YACHT NAVIGATION.
By Jeff Toghill. Paperback, 0.43kg, 135mm x 208mm, 232 pages, black and white photographs and drawings. Published 2011.
Traditional Yacht Navigation combines two of Jeff Toghill's most popular books - Coastal Navigation and Celestial Navigation - making this the essential handbook for everyone who sails a yacht.
All the basic aspects of coastal and celestial traditional systems are explained in depth and electronic navigation is briefly described.
Electronic Navigation systems are notoriously problematic in a damp or wet atmosphere and in the sometimes hazardous environment of a big seaway. Using traditional navigation systems, such problems do not arise - so all sailors need to be familiar with these systems.
Using diagrams and photographs, Jeff Toghill explains the naval chart, how to use a marine compass and the techniques of coastal sailing, including:
lights and lighthouses
planning and plotting a voyage
understanding winds and currents, tides and streams
the harbour pilotage system
weather and weather forecasting
Celestial navigation is made simple even for sailors, without mathematical skills with detailed, easy-to-understand explanations of:
plotting positions by the sun, planets and stars
checking a compass using heavenly objects
taking radio time signals
adjusting the sextant for day-to-day corrections
NZ$40.00 + Delivery.
THE ADLARD COLES BOOK OF RADAR.
By Borje Wallin. Paperback, 170mm x 245mm, 94 pages, 2010, full colour photographs and drawings.
Radar can be difficult to operate and 'read' correctly, whether for collision avoidance with the land or with other vessels. But used by an informed operator it is an immensely valuable navigation tool - especially in poor visibility.
This book is highly practical and hands on, complementing the radar owner's manual and explaining what you really need to know when faced with real-life situations at sea. It covers:
Setting up the Radar.
Interpreting the Picture.
Display modes - head up, north up and course up.
Navigating by radar
Pilotage, including parallel indexing, altering course and making landfall.
Disturbing phenomena such as rain and sea clutter.
Operating in poor visibility.
Locating and monitoring moving targets.
Assessing the risk of collision.
Avoiding action in the open sea and at close quarters.
Seeing and being seen
NZ$40.00 + Delivery.
ESSENTIAL BOAT RADAR.
By Bill Johnson. Paperback, 170mm x 210mm, 109 pages, full colour photographs and drawings.
From the basic principles through to more in-depth expertise, this book is your no-nonsense introduction to radar.
It guides you into the subject by providing sufficient information to understand what's going on, proceeding directly with basic radar use.
Bill Johnson clearly explains what radar is, outlining what it does and doesn't do. He describes how to make simple adjustments to get a decent picture, and explores how to use the basic radar. This is followed by greater information on the various confusions and anomalies that the picture can present, progressing to the more complex functionality of a modern digital (raster) set. Finally, you learn the key elements to consider when choosing and installing a radar system for your boat.
full explanation of what radar does, and how it does it
how to use radar for collision avoidance, with reference to the relevant COLREGS
how to use radar for navigation and pilotage
practical exercises for using radar
detail on related subjects, such as: AIS, radar reflectors
guidance on choosing and installing radar systems
NZ$50.00 + Delivery.
WE, THE NAVIGATORS, The Ancient Art of Landfinding in the Pacific. Second Edition
By David Lewis. Paperback. 0.64kg, 442 pages, 150mm x 230mm, black and white illustrations. Published 1994.
This fascinating work describes the ancient art of land-finding in the Pacific. It tells how Polynesians used the stars, swell patterns, and phosphorescence caused by wave reflections from distant islands, wind, birds, clouds. This book is very readable and beautifully illustrated. In addition to navigational details, it explains why they sailed and how their craft were constructed.
NZ$70.00 + Delivery.
LEARN TO NAVIGATE, 6TH EDITION
By Basil Mosenthal. Pbk, 170mm x 240mm, full colour diagrams and photographs.
This book has been a bestseller since first publication. Refreshingly straightforward and accessible, it is the ideal starting point for novices of all ages wanting a simple introduction to what navigation is all about.
It will show you how to read a chart, understand tides, use navigation instruments and plan a passage - whether you are a sailor or a motorboater. It is quite simply the best introduction to navigation there is.
NZ$28.00 + delivery.
RADAR FOR MARINERS, Revised Edition.
By David Burch. Pbk, 0.43kgs, 185mm x 230mm, 246 pages, monochrome drawings. published 2013.
Nothing beats radar for guiding your boat through the darkest night or the thickest fog. Radar enables you to plot a fix from just a single buoy or landmark, and is the only navigation tool that tells you not just where you are, but who else or what else is out there with you. Today's smaller, affordable, efficient radars make more sense than ever for sailors and powerboaters.
Adopted by the American Sailing Associateion for their radar course and used by professional and recreational radar training schools around the world, this complete, in-depth manual shows you how to:
Choose the best radar model for your sailboat or powerboat.
Install, adjust and operate your system.
Interpret the images on your radar screen.
Pilot your boat and track the movement of vessels around you.
Use radar to track and avoid squalls, outmaneuver competitors in a yacht race, and other specialised tasks.
Interface your radar with a digital compass, GPS or electronic chart.
NZ$37.00 + delivery.
By Sara Hopkinson. Pbk, 170mm x 211mm, 80 pages, Full colour photographs and drawings.
A VHF set has a variety of functions: use it to call other craft, marinas and the Coastguard: listen to information broadcasts, gale warnings or even get medical advice from a doctor. In an emergency it is your lifeline and far more effective than a mobile phone. All of these uses make VHF an invaluable piece of kit on board.
VHF Afloat explains how to use your VHF DSC radio. It covers licensing the equipment and gaining the operator certificate, and then takes you through each type of call.
Each procedure is clearly illustrated using the story of the yacht Sierra, to show how the radio is used on passage to communicate with marinas, other vessels and the Coastguard, including how a MAYDAY is managed by the rescue services.
Use VHF Afloat to help pass the assessment, and then keep it on board when you need to make a call - the facts will be right at your fingertips.
NZ$30.00 + Delivery
MARINE SSB RADIO FOR 'IDI-YACHTS', A Guide for Using Marine Single SideBand Radio.
By Capt. Marti Brown. Spiral bound , 140mm x 215mm, Black and White diagrams and photographs.
The marine single sideband radio is an essential tool that should be aboard all cruising vessels. Many people are torn between purchasing either a marine SSB radio transceiver or a marine SSB receiver, or a satellite phone. This book discusses the pros and cons, and differences of all communication choices, introduces you to to marine SSB radio and explain how the SSB radio works.
This simple easy to read guide will help you learn to use the SSB radio.
Hailing & Working Frequencies
Using SSB For Emergencies.
Marine SSB & Ham Nets
Weather Forecasting & Routing
Weather Fax & Navtex
Wireless Radio Email
Marine SSB Phone calls
Installation & troubleshooting.
The goal of this book, is to translate the 'greek' of electronics so that sailors can quickly learn to use their SSB Radio and take full advantage of it. A remmovable 'quick-reference' guide is attached at the back of the book.
NZ$45.00 + delivery.
VHF PRACTICAL COMPANION.Second edition.
By Sara Hopkinson. Spiral-bound, 80mm x 223mm, full colour diagrams and photographs.
Waterproof pocket-size VHF guide for easy access in your cockpit. Topics include:
Types of call
Calling a marina or port
Calling another boat
Calling the coastguard
NZ$22.00 + delivery.
By Tim Davison. Ring-bound, 80mm x 223mm, 23 pages, full colour.
Latitude and Longtitude
Course to Steer
GPS and Waypoints
NZ$22.00 + delivery.
COASTAL AND OFFSHORE NAVIGATION.Third Edition
By Tom Cunliffe. Paperback, 171mm x 210mm, 160 pages, full colour photos and illustrations.
In Tom Cunliffe's words, GPS navigation has come of age with the chart plotter, but the basics remain as they have always been.
Coastal and Offshore Navigation delivers a solid foundation in the art and science of not only knowing where you are, but also plotting the route to your destiation, safely and without fuss. Tom guides you through the theory to be mastered, and shows how to piece the picture together in practice to ensure a smooth trip and a safe landfall.
A review of the basic arts of navigation.
How to predict the tide and make it work for you.
How to keep a realistic check on your navigational accuracy and modify your tactics accordingly.
An analysis of the vital relationship between the fix and the estimated position.
Safe and constructive use of electronic aids to navigation.
Passage planning for an enjoyable, satisfying voyage.
Passage making - a systematic, no-nonsense approach.
Discover what the modern yacht navigator needs to know for stress-free work along the coast and out of sight of land.
NZ$40.00 + delivery.
THE ADLARD COLES BOOK OF NAVIGATION.
By Tim Bartlett. Paperback, 171mm x 245mm, 170 pages, colour photos & charts.
This is the perfect reference for anyone following an RYA navigation course, from Day Skipper through to Yachtmaster Offshore, and for any seafarer requiring a knowledge of navigation. Previously published as The RYA Book of Navigation, this highly practical book explains everything the reader needs to know to navigate a yacht or motorboat from one port to another safely and accurately. Using clear diagrams, worked examples and colour photographs throughout, Tim Bartlett covers each stage of navigation, including:
Electronic navigation and equipment
Lights, buoys and signals
Shaping a course
NZ$45.00 + delivery.
THE ADLARD COLES BOOK OF NAVIGATION EXERCISES
By Alison Noice and James Stevens. Pbk, 210mm x 295mm, 88 pages, monochrome drawings, and coloured chart.
This book provides practice questions and answers at both Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster levels. Written by RYA staff these exercises provide an invaluable back-up both to yachtsmen and motorboat people.
The book provides plotting, tidal, pilotage and passage planning exercises, and the chart is included. All tabular extracts from the relevant navigational tables and sailing directions are also provided.
NZ$40.00 + Delivery.
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