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Basic Coastal Navigation

An Introduction to Piloting for Sail and Power

by Frank J. Larkin

Basic Coastal Navigation is a clearly written, easy to understand introduction to coastal navigation, outlining the techniques of piloting that are fundamental to safe navigation for small boats, whether power or sail. The reader is guided from simple to more complex piloting solutions and eventually learns to plot a complete day trip. In addition to dead-reckoning techniques, the author covers tides and currents and introduces the major features of Loran C and GPS. The second edition of this successful book has been fully updated. Hardcover, 278 pages. 2nd Edition. Pub 2009.

Basic Coastal Navigation


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