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UNDERSTANDING A NAUTICAL CHART.
By Paul Boissier. Paperback, 0.76kg, 210mm x 297mm, 194 pages, colour maps & symbols. Published 2011.
We all rely on charts to navigate at sea - but are we missing essential information? A mass of data is included on each chart and deciphering the many symbols and abbreviations can be complicated. The accuracy of some charted depths can be trusted entirely while others should be treated with caution. This book will tell you where to find - and how to understand - this vital knowledge.
Understanding a Nautical Chart explains how charts are compiled before guiding you through the elements that make up these vital navigational tools. Improve your understanding of charts and you will navigate with increased safety and confidence.
Understanding a Nautical Chart offers superb value. In addition to a wealth of practical advice there is a key to all the chart symbols and abbreviations.
Includes information on electronic charts
How to update a chart
Establish the accuracy of each chart
Ideal for professional mariners and leisure sailors
Includes a key to every Admiralty chart symbol and abbreviation.
No chart table should be without it.
RRP NZ$60.00 + Delivery
HOW TO READ A NAUTICAL CHART, A Complete Guide to Understanding & Using Electronic and Paper Charts.
By Nigel Calder. Paperback, 0.62kg, 215mm x 275mm, 270 pages. Full colour and monochrome photographs and drawings. Published 2012.
Charts are your most fundamental and versatile navigational tool. Today's nautical charts can be read on smart phones, chartplotters, GPS units, and tablet devices like the iPad; but in addition to having a thorough understanding of chart symbols and abbreviations, using today's charts to your best, and safest, advantage also requires an understanding of the chartmaking process, the differences in electronic chart formats, and an awareness of the limits of accuracy in positions and soundings.
Did you know, for example, that the position provided by your GPS unit may be much more accurate than the chart on which your position is shown? That the discrepancy bwtween the two could land you and your boat on a reef? That a wreck symbol surrounded by a dotted circle means it is considered dangerous? That there are four different kinds of rock symbols, each with a different meaning? And that the definition of "danger" has changed over time and will depend on the age of your charts?
In How to Read a Nautical Chart, trusted boating authority Nigel Calder answers these and hundreds of other questions clearly and concisely. In addition to thoroughly explaining the basic symbology of U.S. and international charts, Calder explores the latest in electronic chart developments, including 3-D charts showing the sea floor, charts whose content is user-generated, and charts that show docks and marinas with real-time water depth. Calder also provides much-needed advice on choosing an electronic chart system for your boat.
How to Read a Nautical Chart - which also contains ALL of Chart No. 1 - should be in every navigator's electronic or paper library.
NZ$45.00 + delivery.
THE WEEKEND NAVIGATOR. SECOND EDITION.
By Bob Sweet. Paperback, 0.67kg, 215mm x 275mm, 280 pages, full colour illustrations. Published 2012.
Using modern electronic navigation tools, getting from place to place safely has never been easier. And thanks to this updated edition, learning to use these tools correctly is now easier than ever! This completely practical, step-by-step guide gets you out on the water quickly and lets you perfect your navigation skills while you enjoy precious hours afloat.
Ideal for inland and coastal cruisers, sportfishers, and aspiring recreational boaters, this innovative handbook features an easy-to-use, full-colour, quick-reference format that helps you operate your handheld or cockpit-mounted GPS, chartplotter, depth sounder, radar, and AIS receiver and interpret what they tell you. Through straightforward instructions and more than 400 full-colour illustrations, you'll learn how to use your electronics to navigate safely in all conditions, and you'll discover waypoint navigation techniques that let you choose a destination, plot a course, and monitor your progress as you go.
This new edition now boasts an 'OOPS' section - a collection of stories of e-navigation gone wrong so you can learn from the unlucky boaters' mistakes. This book provides a strong foundation in the time-honoured skills of coastal navigation and piloting, so you can practice those skills on the water, using GPS to keep you pointed in the right direction.
NZ$65.00 + delivery.
NAUTICAL CALCULATION COMPANION.
By Alastair Buchan. Paperback, spiral-bound, 80mm x 220mm, 23 pages, full colour drawings & photos.
Practical nautical calculation including:
Amplitudes for compass checks
Distance to the horizon
Speed, time, distance
Sailing to weather
Waves and swell
Draft when heeled
Rules of twelfths
NZ$25.00 + Delivery.
COASTAL NAVIGATION USB.
By Mike Scanlan. USB Memory Stick format.the use of charts
an explanation of the information given on them
their care and the methods of keeping the charts up to date
the correction of courses and bearings, and the course adjustments necessary for winds and tides
the application of compass errors, and the methods used to determine these errors
chart plotting techniques using straight position lines and position circles
position-fixing by compass bearings, depth soundings, GPS and radar
the use of speed logs and echo sounders
the running fix method, using straight transferred position lines and transferred position circles
This e-book, published in digital format as an interactive pdf file, covers all aspects of coastal navigation:
Appendices include the compilation of a boat’s deviation card, and a comprehensive glossary of coastal navigation terms.
NZ$30.00 + delivery.
ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION USB.
By Mike Scanlan. USB Memory Stick format. the use of marine radar for navigation, including collision avoidance methods.
An in-depth study of GPS navigation and its accuracy, with an explanation of its several inherent dangers, errors and limitations.
The use of simple and advanced electronic chart systems, and descriptions of their various features and capabilities.
Echo sounders and their uses, limitations and errors.
The common types of speed logs, and their characteristics
integrated navigational systems, including multiple display systems and split-screen presentations
and a full description of important marine communication systems.
The Electronic Navigation E-Book
This e-book, published in digital format as an interactive pdf file, introduces you to the basic principles of navigation and radio transmissions, and then fully explains:
All topics are fully illustrated, with numerous examples, and a comprehensive glossary of navigational and electronic terminology is also included.
NZ$30.00 + delivery.
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.
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$65.00 + delivery.
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$90.00 + delivery.
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.
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$35.00 + delivery.