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- SynopsisFrank J. Larkin is a master amriner with some thirty years of boating experience.,This clear and accessible introduction to coastal navigation outlines most of the techniques of piloting that are still fundamental to safe navigation even with modern electronic aids. Step-by-step, the reader is guided from simple to more complex piloting solutions. In addition to dead-reckoning techniques, the author covers tides and currents and explains how to use LORAN C and GPS. There are numerous illustrations throughout the text and practice problems at the end of each chapter. Key Advantages: fully updated new edition, perfect for sail and power, clear layout and instructions, comprehensive overage of all aspects of coastal navigation, review questions and answers, and suitable for self-study and Coast Guard or other similar courses.
- AuthorFrank J. Larkin
- Number Of Pages288 pages
- Edition DescriptionRevised
- Publication Date1998-01-25
- PublisherSheridan House, Incorporated
- Publication Year19980000
- Edition Number2
- Weight27.6 Oz
- Height1 In.
- Width6 In.
- Length10.2 In.
- LC Classification NumberVK559.L34 1998
- Dewey Decimal623.89/22
- Dewey Edition21
- ReviewsAn excellent self-teaching textbook....His approach is straightforward and his sense of humor refreshing.,Every navigator would benefit from having this comprehensive reference book available as a refresher or for new skills.,Yes, we have our Chapman and our Bowditch (somewhere), and The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, but it seems to us that the author Frank J. Larkin, in this new edition, makes the subject of piloting and dead reckoning much less daunting and easy to comprehend. Larkin starts at the beginning and takes the reader through the basics of such things as using dividers and a chart, with the kind of useful information sometimes passed over in more sophisticated treatments of the subject. We like that, and we think this 278-page reference is more likely to be read cover-to-cover.,useful as a study tool for those preparing for Coast Guard and similar navigation courses.
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- 399908068@delet...10 Jan, 2007by
Coastal Navigation by Frank J Larking (1998)
I am a former commercial fisherman and Navy veteran. Having spent years at sea, I was taught how to navigate in the sixties using loran and cestial methods. I wanted a book that would allow me to up grade my knowledge using current technologies such as chartplotters with GPS and radar overlays. This book covers that quite well. I would recommend this as a learning tool for the beginner yachtsman or anyone wanting to learn to navigate. jessh1949
- milescity142630 Mar, 2010by
This is a fantastic book to learn coastal navigation and much more! The layout and information presented is far superior to any ASA coastal navigation course at 1/10 the cost. If you complete the detailed individual study courses, you can pass any coastal navigation exam. Great book!