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MASTERING NAVIGATION AT SEA.
By Paul Boissier. Softback, 0.53kg, 170mm x 240mm, 208 pages, 73 photos, 65 charts , 47 diagrams. 2020.
This book is thoughtfully written to help yachtsmen master navigation at sea.
Written by a mariner for other mariners. It’s well-informed, easy to read and honest about the author’s triumphs and disasters over a lifetime’s navigating.
He has a unique perspective having navigated in many parts of the world from high up on the bridge of a warship, close to the water in a cruising yacht
and at depth in a submarine.
After his navy career he was Chief Executive of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), often dealing with the consequences of poor navigation.
The author brings the subject to life in a book that is designed to help yachtsmen refresh their knowledge of, and their enthusiasm for, the timeless skills of navigation.
Packed with hundreds of illustrations – colour photographs, charts, diagrams and tables – making the text easy to understand.
NZ$60.00 + delivery.
By Duncan Welss. Paperback, 0.47kg, 180mm x 246mm, 160 pages, full colour illustrations. Published 2019.
You might think stress-free navigation sounds like an impossible paradox. Isn’t navigation complicated, full of tricky calculations, difficult to get your head around?
It need not be. All boaters, whether under sail or under power, need to be able to navigate safely on the water – to keep themselves and their crew out of trouble and to avoid endangering others. Step in the ever knowledgeable and resourceful “Mr Stress-Free”: having in previous books presented techniques for sailing and motorboating in an accessible, manageable fashion, Duncan Wells now turns his attention to navigation. He makes concepts easy to understand and the practice of navigation achievable for all – with minimum stress.
This book covers the basic introductory elements clearly and simply for novices, and progresses through more advanced techniques for experienced navigators, so that there is something for everyone, whatever your skill level. And most importantly, Stress-Free Navigation is tailored to modern methods, using GPS, electronic chart plotters, apps and integrated weather and tide programs. Each chapter starts with the electronic and moves to the ‘traditional’ to explain what the clever-looking stuff is telling us.
Key features include:
Step-by-step photographs and diagrams
Quick-reference tables and box features
QR codes giving access to explanatory videos.
NZ$43.00 + delivery.
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$40.00 + delivery.
NAVIGATION - A NEWCOMER'S GUIDE. (3rd Edition)
By Sara Hopkinson. Paperback, 172mm x 240mm, 95 pages, full colour illustrations 3rd Edition. 2020
This best-selling book gives you all the information you need to know. It starts from scratch, uses no jargon and features diagrams and pictures, instead of words, wherever possible.
Whether you are new to the subject, or an experienced sailor, this book will help you unerstand the key topics and explain how to use them.
Giving a Position
Course to Steer
NZ$35.00 + 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.
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.
NZ$25.00 + Delivery.
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.
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:
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.