185 Tips & Techniques for Better Navigation, Cruise Planning, and Boat Handling Under Power or Sail
by John Jamieson
Be a Better Skipper
In the night, wind, rain, fog, big seas, strong currents, or congested waters, when there’s no time for textbook seamanship solutions, what you need are shortcuts and techniques that work quickly and reliably every time.
Distilled from the vast accumulated lore of seamanship and navigation, here are the absolute essentials--185 techniques that work without fail in the pilothouse or the exposed cockpit or flying bridge of a shorthanded sail- or powerboat. John Jamieson shows you how to:
Set up a clipboard chart table for cockpit use
Avoid hazards with danger bearings or a GPS grid highway
Estimate current speeds with the 50-90-100 rule
Track other boats in poor visibility using radar plots and bearing drift
Sail home without a rudder or get your twin-screw boat home on one working engine
Dock or anchor under any conditions
And much, much more
Even in this age of electronic navigation you need to know how to eyeball your boat through any situation. Each of the techniques in this cut-to-the-chase book has shown itself to be absolutely repeatable. It will work this time, the next time, and the time a er that, in conditions fair or foul. Softcover. 326 pgs. 2009.