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  • RYA Introduction to Radar
  • RYA Navigation Handbook
  • RYA Navigation Exercises
  • RYA Introduction to Navigation
  • Reeds VHF DSC Handbook
  • GPS for Mariners, 2nd edition
  • Illustrated Navigation.
  • Understanding Boat Communications
  • Navigation - A Newcomer's Guide
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    RYA INTRODUCTION TO RADAR.
    By Tim Bartlett. Paperback, 0.10kg, 150mm x 210mm, 32 pages, full colour illustrations. Reprinted 2011.
    Follows the syllabus of the RYA One-Day Radar Course and is ideal for anyone requiring a working knowledge of radar.
    To get the best from your set you need to understand what it is and what it can and can't do. This book was written to accompany the RYA one day training course but if you can't manage to get to a course near you, it's also useful as a quick and easy reference guide.
    In clear and easy language it offers a 'background briefing', which explains what radar is and how it works and then explains its use on a small boat giving an honest appraisal of the operational limitations you might encounter.
    Further chapters cover switching on and setting up, refining and understanding the picture, blind areas, different types of radar reflector and their limitations, how to fix radar positions, pilotage by radar and collision avoidance.
    All in all this book provides you with a very easy read introduction to radar on small boats and the text and accompanying illustrations are clear and unambiguous. So if you're thinking about using radar, or have bought a boat with radar installed, here's the book to show you how to get get the most out of it.

    NZ$25.00 + delivery.

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    RYA NAVIGATION HANDBOOK. 2nd edition
    By Tim Bartlett. Paperback, 0.54kg, 170mm x 245mm, 176 pages, full colour illustrations. New Edition 2013.
    Whether you are studying navigation as part of an RYA course or just want to know more about the art of navigation, this book is highly recommended.
    The RYA has adapted its Dayskipper, Coastal skipper, and Yachtmaster courses to reflect the fact that many sailors and motor boats now regard electronic instruments as their principal means of navigation.
    This book gives equal weight to both electronic and traditional methods, through both the means of power and sail.
    Tim Bartlett is one of the country’s leading experts on navigation. Tim learnt to navigate as part of his professional training at Dartmouth Naval College and then since leaving the navy has become the Technical Editor of Motor Boat and Yachting magazine.

    NZ$62.00 + delivery.

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    RYA NAVIGATION EXERCISES.
    By Chris Slade. Paperback, 1.1kg, 297mm x 210mm, 200 pages, full colour illustrations. Reprinted 2011.
    The RYA Navigation Exercises - 2nd Edition is the only book to accompany all RYA training courses.
    As co-author of the Yachtmaster® and Dayskipper test papers, Chris Slade has revised and updated RYA Navigation Exercises to provide this 2nd edition of invaluable practise exercises and answers.
    All vital aspects of seamanship are included, from estimated positions and tide tables to meteorology and maydays. Through full colour illustrations, this book follows the newly revised Yachtmaster® syllabus and includes recent developments in electronic chart plotting and GPS.
    Questions range from beginner to advanced, making this title ideal for boaters on all levels.
  • The ONLY book to accompany all RYA courses
  • Invaluable questions and answers for boating students on all levels
  • Two new training charts included

    NZ$85.00 + delivery.

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    RYA INTRODUCTION TO NAVIGATION.
    By Tim Bartlett. Paperback, 0.18kg, 148mm x 210mm, 80 pages, full colour illustrations.
    RYA An Introduction to Navigation is the latest in the RYA’s popular Navigation series. The book guides the reader through the basic steps of navigation so that they can learn to navigate successfully. It is therefore an absolute must for everybody, whether studying for the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship, or merely looking to refresh their knowledge.
    Chapters include:
  • the purpose of navigation
  • measuring direction and distance
  • tides and buoys
  • pilotage and passage planning.
    Written by Tim Bartlett, renowned marine journalist and author of RYA Navigation Handbook, RYA VHF Handbook and RYA Astro Navigation Handbook.

    NZ$30.00 + delivery.

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    REEDS VHF DSC HANDBOOK.
    By Sue Fletcher. Paperback, 0.29kg, 140mm x 210mm, 132 pages, full colour illustrations. New Edition 2011.
    A marine VHF DSC radio is considered essential kit aboard any boat. Rescue authorities and the commercial maritime world now rely almost entirely on DSC radio for making initial contact with boats at sea, so a good understanding by all crew members of how to work it is paramount.
    This book will ensure readers get up to speed quickly with both the analogue and digital functions on the radio. With straightforward explanations and helpful tips, this guide comprehensively describes the leisure craft VHF DSC radio system in a user-friendly and logical manner. Thoroughly updated for this edition to take into account new developments and procedures, the book covers:
  • radio procedure, channel allocation and radio theory
  • all the information required to pass the Short Range Certificate - compulsory for anyone using a VHF DSC radio
  • a full explanation of GMDSS, including details on EPIRBS, SARTs and Navtex
    An essential read for any seafarer!

    NZ$40.00 + delivery.

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    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.

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    ILLUSTRATED NAVIGATION.
    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.

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    UNDERSTANDING BOAT COMMUNICATIONS.
    By John Payne. Paperback, 136mm x 215mm, 106 pages, monochrome illustrations.
    This book covers the following major topics:
  • GMDSS Communications
  • EPIRBs, PLBs, SARTs, RTEs
  • NAVTEX
  • VHF Radio Communications
  • SSB/HF Radio Communications
  • Amateur (Ham) Radio
  • Short Wave Radio
  • E-mail Services and Internet
  • Satellite Communications
  • Weatherfax

    NZ$30.00 + delivery.

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    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.
  • charts
  • giving a position
  • tides
  • estimated position
  • course to steer
  • pilotage
  • passage planning
  • electronics
    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.

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