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  • Flip cards. Buoyage System IALA - Area A
  • Flip cards. Rule of the Road
  • Flip cards. Lights & Shapes
  • Flip cards. Sounds & Lights
  • Flip cards. Code Flags
  • Flip cards. Morse Code
  • Flip cards. CEVNI Signs, Symbols & Lights
  • Collision Regulations Handbook. Reeds Marine Deck 1
  • A Seaman's Guide To The Rule Of The Road
  • Learn the Nautical Rules of the Road
  • A Seaman's Guide to Basic Chartwork
  • ROADrule IALA
  • The COLREGS Guide
  • COLREG
  • COLREGS Pocket Book
  • LIGHTrule COLREGS
  • A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules
  • A Seaman's Guide Pocket Book of The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • RYA International Regulation for Preventing collisions at sea

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    FLIP CARDS. BUOAGE SYSTEM IALA - AREA A.
    32 Cards in PVC Wallet
    0.09kg. Individual card Size 90mm x 63mm.

    These cards show Cardinal Marks, Lateral Marks, Isolated Danger Marks, Safe Water Mrks and Special Marks

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    FLIP CARDS. RULE OF THE ROAD.
    50 Cards in PVC Wallet
    0.08kg. Individual card Size 90mm x 63mm.

    These cards show the view forward from the deck of various vessels (power, sailing and fishing) of developing traffic situations at sea. In each case the mariner has to decide the correct course of action to navigate his vessel through the hazard. The reverse of the card gives the proper course and also quotes the relevant collision rule.

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    FLIP CARDS. LIGHTS & SHAPES.
    50 Cards in PVC Wallet
    0.08kg. Individual card Size 90mm x 63mm.

    An extremely useful set of cards which makes a difficult subject much easier. Each card shows a vessel's display of night-time navigation lights (in colour) or daytime shapes, as seen from your position. In the case of the cards showing lights the vessel's silhouette is just discernible. The meaning is shown on the back of the cards as usual. This set has been a "best seller" for over 20 years. Learning the lights and shapes is a major part of a mariner's study.

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    FLIP CARDS. SOUNDS & LIGHTS.
    47 Cards in PVC Wallet
    0.08kg. Individual card Size 90mm x 63mm.

    This pack of Flip Cards illustrates the signals made by ships at sea, and covers lights, fog signals and the usual distress and search and rescue signals. They differ from the Lights and Shapes cards in that they show signals rather than navigation signs. The meaning is shown on the back of the card as usual.

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    FLIP CARDS. CODE FLAGS.
    41 Cards in PVC Wallet
    0.08kg. Individual card Size 90mm x 63mm.

    Each card shows a flag of the International Code in colour on the face, with the signal letter or number and the meaning of the signal flag on the reverse. The phonetic spelling of the letter is also shown, making the set doubly useful. Although no longer required by some yachting authorities, professional seamen and navies still need a knowledge of flag signals. Also in the set is a useful instruction card.

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    FLIP CARDS. MORSE CODE.
    36 Cards in PVC Wallet
    0.08kg. Individual card Size 90mm x 63mm.

    36 cards showing the Morse symbol, both letters and numerals, with the back of the card giving the meaning. Also in the set is a useful instruction card. For those mariners needing a knowledge of Morse, these Flip Cards have proved to be a quick and simple method of learning and checking.

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    FLIP CARDS. CEVNI SIGNS SYMBOLS & LIGHTS.
    50 Cards in PVC Wallet
    0.08kg. Individual card Size 90mm x 63mm.

    Anyone wishing to navigate mainland European inland waters now needs a CEVNI endorsement to the International Certificate of Confidence (ICC), which can be obtained by passing the appropriate RYA examination. These Flip Cards, printed in colour, are designed to help learn the signs, symbols and lights displayed, which form a major part of CEVNI regulations.

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    COLLISION REGULATIONS HANDBOOK REEDS MARINE DECK 1.
    By Simon Jinks. Softback, 160mm x 233 mm, 208 pages,0.34kg. Colour Images, Photographs and Drawings. First Edition. Published 2023.
    The essential Guide to the COLREGS.

    A thorough understanding of the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (ColRegs) is essential for ensuring safety at sea, but the complex rules are often subject to dangerous misinterpretation and confusion.

    In this book, experienced Master and maritime trainer Simon Jinks delivers simple and straightforward explanations of the ColRegs, rule by rule, alongside clear diagrams. This provides students and professionals with the clarity and support they need to learn, understand and remember the rules whether preparing for an exam or dealing with real-life situations. There are over 70 test questions, plus useful techniques for answering ColRegs questions in MCA exam conditions.

    Written by leading experts, the Reeds Marine Deck series is an essential resource for deck officer students and professional. Each book supports students working towards their deck officer training and acts as an aide memoir for seafarers wanting to refresh their knowledge. The books distil the latest maritime information and guidance, and contain clear diagrams and tables.

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    A SEAMAN'S GUIDE TO THE RULE OF THE ROAD.
    By Morgans Technical Books Pbk, 0.46 kgs, 173mm x 119mm, 459 pages, monochrome and colour drawings. 8th edition 2009
    This is not just another Rules of the Road book, this one is designed to teach Royal Navy and Merchant Navy personnel sufficient theoretical knowledge of the Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea to meet the needs of the Officer of the Watch.
    The programme is written so that everything is seen, or heard, from the point of view of the Officer of the Watch of a power-driven vessel or in Chapter 6, the helmsman of a sailing vessel. It is written as a self-learning programme. On each page the information given is followed by a question which requires an answer. The correct answer is given on the next page. At the end of each chapter there is a test covering the material taught. The correct answers are given immediately after each test with the page references for any questions wrongly answered.
    This is by far the most comprehensive book we have on learning the rules of the road, and is suitable for those doing Day Skipper, Boatmaster, Yachtmaster, Deck Officers, Fishing, and Launch Master certificates. This book is officially approved for use in the Royal Navy as a self-teaching book.
    The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea are in a seperate section at the back of the book.

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    LEARN THE NAUTICAL RULES OF THE ROAD.
    By Paul Boissier. Softback, 170mm x 210 mm, 168 pages,0.34kg. Colour Images, Photographs and Drawings. Second Edition. Published 2018.
    The essential Guide to the COLREGS.

    Learning, understanding and remembering the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs) is essential for anyone venturing onto the water. This book is aimed at yachtsmen but will also be useful to professional mariners.
    Paul Boissier explains the intention of each rule and how it should be applied when at sea. It is the perfect companion when studying for any nautical exam. It also contains the COLREGs in full.
    Plenty of quirky tips on how to remember the various rules, and the test sections allow readers to check their comprehension and act as perfect aids to revision.
    Anecdotes and explanations help clarify the rules and make this a very readable book.

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    A SEAMAN'S GUIDE TO BASIC CHARTWORK.
    By Morgans Technical Books Pbk, 0.4kgs, 206mM x 145mm, 297 pages, monochrome drawings. 3rd edition 1990. Now includes practice chart 5050.
    The prime duty of the Navigating Officer, after he has satisfied himself that his ship is on her proper course, is to ensure that she is navigated with complete safety, avoiding all hazards whether natural or man-made, static or moving. This demands skilled seamanship, involving the ability to assess, reliably and consistently, what the ship's position is at the moment and what it will be after a short interval of time. In coastal and in crowded waters the result must be arrived at not only with a high degree of accuracy but also at high speed.
    To teach the student the way to do it, the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy, following the success of A SEAMAN"S GUIDE TO THE RULE OF THE ROAD, have again worked together, using the same technique of programmed instruction, to produce a similar guide, this time on the use of the chart. The book provides instruction both in the principles of navigation and in the way to use, with speed and accuracy, all the various techniques involved in putting those principles into practice. The method is to involve the student, from the beginning, in the solution of practical problems and to allow the principles to emerge naturally from the practice.

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    ROADRULE IALA
    By Weems & Plath, 130mm x 390 mm, 0.18 kg

    ROADrule IALA identifies the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities Maritime Buoyage System for Regions A and B, including all types of fixed and floating marks. This simple to use navigation aid shows the actual view of maritime buoyage systems with corresponding chart symbols. It takes a large amount of complex information and makes it easy to understand and quick to refer to with a design that is similar to a slide-rule.

    Features:

  • Identifies International Association of Lighthouse Authorities Maritime Buoyage System for Regions A & B
  • Displays 20 light characteristics
  • Displays maneuvering & warning signals
  • Displays 12 Rules of the Road
  • Displays 40 Navigation Aid Definitions
  • Magnifying lens for clear readability of definitions
  • Durable plastic construction

    NZ$70.00 + delivery.

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    THE COLREGS GUIDE. RULES OF THE ROAD FOR MARINERS.
    By Klaas van Dokkum. Hardcover, 0.90 kg, 215mm x 305mm, 192 pages, 7th edition. Published 2019. Colour Photos and Computerized renditions. Includes a 12 page booklet with questions

    The Convention of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS), are applicable to everyone who goes to sea.

    The Rules themselves and their interpretations must be clear to everyone, regardless of training and whether on a surfboard, cruise ship or Supertanker.

    In this book every Rule has been assigned its own page, and the accompanying amplifications (the author's interpretation of the Rule) are printed on the next page.

    Computerized ship models are used to visualize many situations. The models used are to the same scale, which gives a true-to-life view of the situation

    Invaluable for home/ self study at every level of professional training and an appropriate aid for yachtsmen who want to familiarize themselves with navigation lights and the Regulations for Preventing Collision.

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    COLREG. By IMO. Paperback, 0.13 kgs, 148mm x 210mm, 43 pages. Published 2003. 4th Edition.

    The Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREG), 1972 has been accepted by many States since it was adopted in 1972 and entered into force in July 1977. It was amended in 1981, 1987, 1989, 1993 and 2001. This publication contains the fully consolidated text of the 1972 Convention. It supersedes the 2002 consolidated edition.

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    COLREGS POCKET BOOK. ByWitherby Seamanship. MacNeil's Seamanship Examiner. Paperback, 0.25 kgs, 120mm x 180mm, 43 pages. 2nd Edition 2023.

    This handy pocket book will help with the recognition of the many different types of Navigational lights and IALA Buoyage types. With extensive questions on the COLREGS and a number of typical table top rule of the road questions shown graphically this is the ideal primer when preparing for any examination that involves interpreting the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.

    This colour pocket book covers self assessment questions in many cases with colour images to portray the scenario being questioned.

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    LIGHTRULE COLREGS
    By Weems & Plath, 130mm x 390 mm, 0.18 kg

    If you have ever been on the water at night and wondered if the marine navigation lights you see are from an approaching or fleeing vessel, or if the vessel is a fishing trawler or super tanker, then LIGHTRule™ is for you. This simple-to-use vessel identification tool is inexpensive security for night travel and should be an essential part of the equipment found on any boat. LIGHTRule™ is also an excellent aide for navigation classes and Coast Guard exams.

    It Features:

  • Identifies all COLREGS
  • Displays 60 light configurations
  • Displays 15 day shapes
  • Actual view of vessel for port, starboard, bow & stern lights
  • Visual guide for horn signals
  • Magnifying lens for clear readability of definitions
  • Durable plastic construction

    NZ$75.00 + delivery.

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    A GUIDE TO THE COLLISION AVOIDANCE RULES.
    By A.N.Cockroft & J.N.F. Lameijer. Hardback, 0.46kg, 157mm x 235mm, 183 pages, full colour and black & white illustrations, 7th edition Published 2011.
    The definitive, trusted guide to the rules, used by the largest maritime and naval institutions worldwide - now revised to reflect the 2009 amendments to the International Collision Avoidance Regulations.
  • Includes the full text of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, updated in line with the December 2009 amendments to the rules
  • Contains practical advice on how the regulations should be interpreted and collisions avoided, with insightful discussion of the implications of key phrases and court interpretations
  • Covers important manoeuvring information, with diagrams covering stopping distances, turning circles of ships of various type and size, and a colour section with examples of ships' lights

    A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules is the essential reference to the safe operation of all vessels at sea. Published continuously since 1965, this respected expert guide is the classic text for all who need to practically and legally understand and comply with the rules.

    The books sets out the 'COLREGs' with clear explanation of their meaning and gives detailed examples of how they have been used in practice by seafarers, as well as excerpts from court judgments to illustrate their legal interpretation.

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    A SEAMAN'S GUIDE POCKET BOOK OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA.
    By Morgans Technical Books Pbk, 0.06kgs, 140mM x 124mm, 70 pages. with amendments 2016.
    Handy pocket guide to the international regulations for preventing collisions at sea.

    NZ$20.00 + delivery.

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    RYA INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA. 2nd Edition
    By Tim Bartlett. Paperback, 0.28kg, 170mm x 245m, 80pages, full colour illustrations. Published 2015.
    RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) are vital for maritime safety as you must be able to identify vessels during the day by their special shapes, and at night time by their lights, as well as understanding both your obligations and those of other vessels as you interact with one another.
    This new edition provides a clear and authoritative explanation of each regulation. Illustrations have been enhanced and it will help any seafarer understand their responsibilities, meaning that everybody at sea will be safer. In response to feedback, it has been restructured to lead customers through the regulations by rule order, split into themes (i.e. restricted visibility) with a view to helping readers quickly reference the content

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