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By Ivan Dedekam. Paperback, 0.22kg, 170mm x 240mm, 85 pages, full colour illustrations. 3rd Edition 2017.
Today, yachts are often equipped with radar, GPS, chart plotters, AIS, etc. This equipment has also become much more reliable, making it possible to make long offshore passages without a great knowledge of navigation.
However, such equipment can be set up wrongly, interpreted incorrectly, malfunction or lose power. In these circumstances, knowledge of traditional navigation can become extremely important.
This book will teach you how to navigate in the traditional way using compass, log and plotter; and also how to navigate using electronic aids like GPS, radar and chart plotter. In addition, you will learn some basic celestial navigation using the sun and stars to obtain your position using sextant, almanacs, tables and a watch.
Each method of navigation is explained alongside detailed illustrations and examples, combining to make a straightforward and easy-to-follow guide.
NZ$35.00 + delivery.
NAVIGATION - A NEWCOMER'S GUIDE.
By Sara Hopkinson. Paperback, 172mm x 240mm, 95 pages, full colour illustrations.
Navigators have only two questions: Where am I? and Where do I go now?
This book shows the simplest way to answer these questions. It starts from scratch, uses no jargon and features graphics instead of words wherever possible.
giving a position
course to steer
Navigation is fun, keeps you safe and speeds you to your destination. With this book in one hand and your trusty dividers in the other, you need never be lost again!
NZ$40.00 + delivery.
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.
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.
RADAR PLOTTING SHEET
By Individually sold (as a Single Page). A4 Plotting Sheet.
NZ$0.40 cents + 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 Tim Davidson, Spiral Bound. 80mm x 200mm, 120 pages, . 2nd edition 2019
The book covers all the navigation essentials: charts, compass, tides, standard and secondary ports, dead reckoning, estimated position, course to steer, lights, GPS, waypoints and buoyage in a highly illustrated format making it easy to understand at a glance – ideal for those moments when you need an answer, and you need it fast.
Splash-proof and spiral bound, it stands up to frequent use and serves as a great aide-memoire.
NZ$22.00 + delivery.
INSHORE NAVIGATION. Second Edition
By Tom Cunliffe. Paperback, 171mm x 210mm, 120 pages, full colour photos and illustrations. Published. 2008 0.27 kg
The classic guide to navigation and pilotage. This book will show you how to navigate familiar waters by day, using straightforward explanations and clear illustrations. All essential navigational concepts are covered including how to use charts and GPS, plot a fix and an estimated position, recognise navigation marks, work out what the tide is doing and master the essentials of passage planning.
This is the definitive guide for everyone who wants to learn navigation easily, quickly and safely and is a solid foundation for moving into the broader detail required for offshore and night-time work.
NZ$35.00 + 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.
Was NZ$40.00 + Delivery.
Now NZ$25.00 + Delivery.
By Bill Anderson. Pbk, 172mm x 240mm, 126 pages, full colour drawings and photographs.
The Global Positioning System has revolutionised small boat navigation.
A GPS set gives your position to within 20 metres, anywhere on earth. Punch in your destination and the machine gives the data you need to sail or motor to your target. The dream of navigators through the ages - always to know exactly where they are and where they are going - has finally been realised.
GPS Afloat explains, to the novice or traditional navigator, what the system can and cannot do. in a very short time you will be entering Waypoints, planning Routes and watching the Crosstrack Error as though they were old friends. You will also understand how to check your results using traditional navigation, common sense and the Mark 1 eyeball.
Learn all about:
Choosing a set.
NZ$45.00 + delivery.
GPS FOR MARINERS. Second edition.
By Robert J Sweet. Paperback, 0.36kg, 185mm x 232mm, 168 pages. full colour photographs and illustrations.
When GPS for Mariners was first published in 2003, use of GPS by civilians was more of a novelty than the norm. Fast-forward a few years and now most everyone has GPS helping them get somewhere somehow. Handheld GPS receivers, smartphones, and touchscreen tablets have tremendous allure as navigators, and they work well on land, but unlike navigating along defined highways, navigating on water is more complex and requires a basic understanding of nautical navigation. On the water you need to lay out a safe and efficient course, and GPS for Mariners will help you learn to do that. The broad scope of this GPS primer ranges from the basics of marine navigation to GPS navigation fundamentals, as well as exploring the latest in GPS technology, including networking protocols and satellite accuracy issues. Filled with hundreds of colourfull illustrations and hands-on examples, the complete and practical GPS for Mariners shows you how to:
understand the differences between GPS navigation on a handheld, chartplotter, smartphone, or fully integrated computer-based navigation system.
Learn waypoint navigation techniques to get you where you want to go - safely.
Navigate through the menus, screens and buttons on your GPS.
Set up and build a route on a chartplotter, fully understand the limitations of electronic charts, and develop strategies for frequent chart updates to ensure decades of safe boating.
Install and network your GPS to gain maximum efficiency and the most integrated system possible, joining your VHF, AIS, radar, electronic compass, onboard computers and autopilot.
NZ$37.00 + delivery.
CAPTAINS QUICK GUIDE. USING GPS
By Bob Sweet. laminated 14 panel Fold Out Sheet.
Learn to use your GPS in one easy Lesson
Get acquainted with your GPS Unit
Navigate with GPS
Utilise the many functions in your GPS to safely reach your destination
Connect GPS to your computer,autopilot and radar.
NZ$25.00 + Delivery.