The Yachtsman s Guide to Calculator Navigation

With all but the specialized navigational calculators that have been prewired to accept that form , it is usually simplest to express the tenths of minutes as seconds by mentally multiplying the decimal figure by 6.

Author: Stafford Campbell


ISBN: MINN:31951000566705A

Category: Calculators

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Calculator Navigation

Author: Mortimer Rogoff

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393331695

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen

Using a calculator, the DR position can, once again, be the starting point for our chartwork. ere are many other navigational uses to which calculators can be put. Apart from practical use, a calculator with trigonometric functions ...

Author: Mary Blewitt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472942869

Category: Sports & Recreation

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The 13th edition of this bestselling book is proof of the success of Mary Blewitt's concise and clear style in explaining a particularly difficult skill, and it has been the bible for many generations of ocean navigators. Since this book was first published, the huge advances in electronic navigation have transported most offshore navigators to a world of press-button convenience. However, there is still a vital need for traditional skills when things go wrong: batteries can fail, aerials go overboard, and electronics have been known to get wet. A bestseller for over 65 years, Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen is a model of simplicity and clarity. The worked examples require only straightforward addition and subtraction, which explains why this book has truly earned its reputation for admirable conciseness and for making a tricky subject easy to understand. This edition has been thoroughly revised by Andy Du Port, the highly respected ex-editor of Reeds Almanacs. 'The "bible" of navigation for generations of yachtsmen... worth its weight in gold' Sailing
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Handbook of Offshore Cruising

If you already have a high - performance calculator which can be programmed or which accepts a navigation ' chip , ' you may be able to use that for your sailing navigation . In addition to solving celestial navigation computations most ...

Author: James D. Howard

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 1574090933

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Jim Howard has cruised the great oceans of the world for over 25 years, often single-handed.
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Marine Navigation 2 Piloting and Celestial and Electronic Navi

In addition to sight reduction , there are a large number of other navigational computations that can be performed using the calculator , some of which are extremely difficult if not impossible to do using manual methods .

Author: Richard R. Hobbs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UVA:35007006885309

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Celestial Navigation in the GPS Age

This book tells the true story-and the whole story. It conveys celestial navigation concepts clearly and in the shortest possible time.It's tailored for navigation in the GPS age-a time of computers, calculators, and web resources.

Author: John Karl

Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications

ISBN: 0939837757

Category: Science

Page: 274

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Many books on celestial navigation take shortcuts in explaining concepts; incorrect diagrams and discussion are often used for the sake of moving the student along quickly. This book tells the true story-and the whole story. It conveys celestial navigation concepts clearly and in the shortest possible time.It's tailored for navigation in the GPS age-a time of computers, calculators, and web resources. Although it covers all of the traditional methods of 'working a sight, ' the primary thrust is using the (under $10) scientific calculator. By using equations that you key into your calculator, this book guides you toward a better understanding of the concepts of celestial navigation.You will learn novel ways to plot lines of position, ways to check your sextant accurately by star sights, and how to tell what time it is from a moon sight. The many appendices are a treasure of references and explanations of abstract ideas. Celestial Navigation is a crucial skill for the offshore navigator to know, this book provides the shortest path to that knowledge.
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... celestial navigation, calculator navigation, sextant techniques, electronic navigation including Loran C and RDF, piloting methods and VHF communications while underway and at sea in the school's 41 foot sloop rigged training vessel ...





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Boat Navigation for the Rest of Us Finding Your Way By Eye and Electronics

You may use an electronic calculator , a time - speed - distance calculator , or a slide rule . You will do this calculation frequently . Yes , your Loran - C or GPS receiver will give the estimated time en route , but only after you ...

Author: Bill Brogdon

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071372261

Category: Sports & Recreation

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"Thorough treatment of traditional and electronic [sailing] methods by an expert."--WoodenBoat Want a full course in navigation? A whole toolbox of little-known tips and shortcuts to deal with real-life navigation situations without resorting to a slide rule? You get both in Boat Navigation for the Rest of Us, second edition, a guide to pleasureboat navigation that shows you how to combine electronic aids like radar and GPS with visual observations, simple chartwork, and common-sense piloting. In plain, simple language, it explains how to find where you are and get where you want to go with a minimum of fuss. You’ll find many little-known, low-tech methods specifically designed for use aboard small powerboats and sailboats. This edition brings you up to speed on the many changes to navigation systems and equipment that have occurred over the past six years, including dramatic improvement in GPS accuracy, the proliferation of electronic charts and plotting systems, and the growing importance of the Internet as a navigation tool.
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Positional Astronomy and Astro navigation Made Easy

Chapter 4 ASTRO - NAVIGATION WITH A CALCULATOR 77 Great circle sailing ; an example of the calculator working ; position line in 11 steps ; examples ; plotting the position lines ; precautions ; dip ; atmospheric refraction ; index ...

Author: Henry Robert Mills

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105030184480

Category: Science

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