Contents B2

CONTENTS

1.0 Global Positioning and Charts
1.1 Global Positioning
1.2 Charts
1.3 Training Chart IC/CA 9996
1.4 Symbols and Abbreviations 11
1.5 Charts of Other Areas 20
1.6 Sailing Directions 20
1.7 Small Craft Guides 221

2.0 The Magnetic Compass
2.1 The Earth’s Magnetic Field 23
2.2 Variation 23
2.3 Construction of the Compass 23
2.4 Installation of a Compass 25
2.5 Deviation 26
2.7 Steering by Compass 27

3.0 Navigation
3.1 General 28
3.2 Piloting 28
3.3 Using your GPS 29
3.4 Basic Navigation Concepts 30
3.5 Reading Paper Charts 33
3.6 Artificial Ranges 36

4.0 Conning
4.1 General 40
4.2 Planning and Navigating Under Way 40

5.0 Electronic Navigation
5.1 General Chartplotting Features 41
5.2 Waypoints and Routes 42
5.3 Navigation 46
5.4 The Electronic Chart 50
5.5 Enhanced Chartplotter 53

6.0 Emulators
6.1 Instructions 55
6.2 Waypoints and Marks 55
6.3 Install the Softwar
6.4 Using a Chartplotter Emulator on a Desktop Computer 57
6.5 The World Chart 59
6.6 The Cursor 60
6.7 Zooming In 6
6.8 Your Latitude and Longitude 61
6.9 Creating Waypoints 62
6.10 Routes 65
6.11 Route Check 67
6.12 More Detailed Charts 68
6.13 Run the Route 71
6.14 In Conclusion 72

7.0 Handling a Boat under Power

7.1 Propellers 73

7.2 Forward Motion and Steering 74

7.3 Stopping and Reversing 75

7.4 Undocking 77

7.5 Docking 80

7.6 Picking up a Mooring 84

8.0 Ropes, Lines and Knots
8.1 General 86
8.2 Three-strand Rope 86
8.3 Braided Line 87
8.4 Properties of Different Types of Synthetic Rope 87
8.5 Other Characteristics 87
8.6 Care and Use of Lines 88
8.7 Finishing the Ends of Lines 88
8.8 Knots 89
8.9 Securing to a Dock 92

9.0 Anchors and Anchoring 9.1 General 95 9.2 Holding Power of an Anchor 95 9.3 Selecting Anchors 98 9.4 Selecting an Anchorage 99 9.5 Anchoring 99 9.6 Weighing Anchor 100

10.0 Weather
10.1 What Controls Mid-latitude Weather? 101
10.3 Weather Sequences Associated with Fronts 106
10.4 Marine Weather Forecasts 107
10.5 Weather Procedures for Safe Boating 109

11.0 Towing
11.1 General 111
11.2 Before the Tow 111
11.3 During the Tow 112
11.4 Entering Restricted Waters or Near a Dock 113

12.0 Trailering
12.1 Before Starting Out 115
12.2 On the Road 116
12.3 Launching 116
12.4 Recovery 11
12.5 Routine Maintenance of the Trailer 118

13.0 Checklists for Lay-up and Pre-launch 119
14.0 Tides and Currents 125
15.0 Canals and Locks 132
16.0 Collision Regulations: A Summary of How they Apply to you 136
Glossary 151
Boating Etiquette 163
Answers to Review Questions 167
Bibliography 175