Coastal Piloting: Navigating Within Sight of Land

Coastal Piloting: Navigating Within Sight of Land

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Coastal Piloting: Navigating Within Sight of Land
 

This 2-hour DVD is equivalent to a 6-week evening course given by the Coast Guard Aux. or U.S. Power Squadron. It covers everything you need to know for navigating within sight of land.

I. Subjects covered include:
I. INTRODUCTION
A. Rules of the Road
B. Sound Signals
C. The "Pecking Order" (rights of way)
D. Special Rules for Sailboat Right of Way

II. TYPES OF NAVIGATION
A. Electronics
B. Dead Reckoning
C. Celestial Navigation (sextant)
D. Coastal Piloting

III. COASTAL PILOTING
A. Tools Required (dividers, etc.)
B. Nautical Charts (fathoms, etc.)
C. Chart #1

IV. DETERMINING DISTANCE (range)
A. Latitude and Longitude (on the chart)
B. The Nautical Mile (degrees, minutes, etc.)
C. Quiz: finding Lat. and Long. on the chart

V. DETERMINING DIRECTION (bearing)
A. the Three Norths
B. Magnetic Variation
C. Magnetic Deviation
D. Compass Correcting (T-V-M-D-C)
E. Quiz: Compass correction problems

VI. REAL-LIFE APPLICATION
A. Triangulation (the 2-bearing fix)
B. Reciprocal Bearings
C. Determining a Line of Position
D. Proper Notation on the Chart
E. Completing the 2-bearing fix
F. The Running Fix

VII. SPEED-TIME-DISTANCE
A. the 60 D Street formula
B. Quiz: solving time-speed-distance

VIII. SINGLE OBJECT BEARINGS
A. Bow & Beam Bearings
B. Doubling the Angle on the Bow
C. 2 Bearings and Run Between
D. Using a Radio Direction Finder
E. Marine Radio Beacons

IX. FATHOM CURVES

X. CURRENT DIAGRAMS

XI. THE FIX (intersecting Lines of Position)

XII. DEAD RECKONING

XIII. USING MARINE ELECTRONICS



Cast:
Gene Grossman

Title #288601
Format: DVD-R