Smart Boating Series - Basic Navigation
- Format: DVD
- Release Date: 7/1/2011
So you've got a brand new Global Positioning System (GPS) and are ready to take on the oceans! Well what are you going to do if it fails? How do you know you've inserted your data correctly? How do you know if you're receiving correct information from the satellites? Navigation is invariably the basis by which you will first be judged by your passengers. This program relies on a number of sources of information to check navigation information. Captain Steve gives you the knowledge to use manual methods to cross check and support your electronic navigation and the tools to give your passengers the confidence to ride aboard with you whether you're heading across the river or across the ocean. Subjects covered include: Plotting Positions by Latitude & Longitude, Chart Symbols & Navigation aids, How to Plot a Course, Time, Speed & Distance Calculations, Dead Reckoning. Bonus Materials - the Bonus Material section can only be accessed via your computer. Please insert the disc into your drive and navigate to the folder named "Bonus Materials". Bonus Material includes: Beaufort Wind Scale, Nautical Chart Symbols & Abbreviations, Homeland Security Warning, Nautical Dictionary, Navigational Aids Chart, Pre-Departure Checklist, Printable Float Plan, PWIA Environmental Guide, PWIA Riding Rules, State Towing Laws, Survival Kit, Types of PFD, USCG Rules of the Road, Vessel Fuel Log, VHF Marine Radios Frequencies.