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Navigation

Navigation, along with piloting, is the science of safely moving a boat from one place to another. Safe navigation includes marine chart reading, course plotting, and position finding underway. It takes into account tides and currents, an understanding of the maritime Rules of the Road, and correct interpretation of weather data. Understanding the capabilities of a specific boat in a variety of wind and sea state conditions is a vital part of safe navigation and piloting.

Bye, Bye Birdie #1: Raw Radar Navigation

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Since 1991 when the Global Position System (GPS) first became operational, we have become ever more dependent on it for navigation. A quarter of a century later, boats and ships routinely set sail across oceans (or even across harbors) with no consideration given for how…

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NV Charts Puts Paper In Its Place

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Personally I have no problem going electronic-only when transiting familiar waters or inland waterways. But I love maps and charts. In fact as I typed those six preceding words, I looked up lovingly at the map of the Caribbean basin above my desk.

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Chart Plotters and GPS Navigation Resources

FOR MORE INFORMATION Barco Software (SeaFarer Software) P.O. Box 158 La Crosse, WI 54601 www.barcosoft.com barco.info@barcosoft.com Memory-Map Inc. 51 Elm St. Trumansburg, NY 14886 607.216.9195; 206.984.1254 (fax) www.memory-map.com support@memory-map.com Northport Systems Inc. (Fugawi Software) 95 St. Clair Ave. West, Suite 1406 Toronto, ON, Canada M4V…

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Caution To AIS Users!

NAVIGATING THE JAMES RIVER, YORK RIVER, UPPER CHESAPEAKE BAY, DELAWARE BAY, NEW JERSEY SHORE, AND, NEW YORK HARBOR AND APPROACHES YOU MAY BE INADVERTENTLY OPERATING ON DIFFERENT AIS CHANNELS Between July 27 and August 19, 2010, while conducting development testing of its Nationwide Automatic Identification…

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