from Gene Grossman's Magic Lamp Productions

[star]USING NAUTICAL CHARTS ... How to Read, Use and Interpret Charts, plus segments on Visual Distress Signals, Useful Knots, Aids to Navigation and Handling Emergencies at Sea. Official USCG training footage.
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[star]COASTAL PILOTING ... Equivalent to a 6-week USPS or USCG Aux. evening course. Compass Correcting (T-V-M-D-C), Bow Bearings, Running Fixes, Dead Reckoning, Speed-Time-Distance, Current Diagrams and much more. Everything you need to know for navigating within sight of land.
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[star] CELESTIAL NAVIGATION FOR THE COMPLETE IDIOT ... A plain English explanation that any half-literate boat nerd can understand. Includes review of coastal piloting techniques and comparison to Celestial Navigation, w/Nautical Almanac, more. Covers theory and applications.
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[star]CELESTIAL NAVIGATION & Sextant Instruction for the Sun Noonshot ... Two complete 1-hour lectures. #1:Theory and using the Nautical Almanac; #2: Sextant Use and a complete step-by-step Sun Noonshot. [If you want to use the Moon, Stars and Planets at night... get #D203, below]
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[star]CELESTIAL NAVIGATION - The Air Almanac (H.O. 249) ... After #D303, this program goes on to show how to shoot the 57 Navigational Stars, 4 Planets and Moon. Navigate day or night. Official USN training footage.
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[star]OFFSHORE CRUISING GUIDE... How to prepare you and your vessel for extended ocean crossing. Demonstrations of survival suit, desalinazation, and much more. Features world class solo circumnavigatior Dan Byrne. 2 hours.
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[star]USING SINGLE SIDEBAND RADIO (SSB) w/Gordon West ... The most valuable marine communication device, no boater should go offshore without it. Gordon (electronics author for 17 boating and Sailing magazines) shows everything you need to know, from installation to signal propagation.
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[star]LEARN TO SAIL & Get That Extra Knot ... Peter Isler (Dennis Conner's America's Cup tactition) and other great sailors show the beginning sailor how to get to the intermediate level.
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[star]BOAT MAINTENANCE (For Power & Sail Boats) ... Pays for itself the first time you use it to fix the marine head that your idiotic boatguest stuffs up, or the worn out impeller or diaphragm water pump and more. 96 min.
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Please visit these three websites for more of Gene
Grossman's more than 200 Magic Lamp Productions
titles, all featured on and distributed by

American Sign Language A 10-DVD, 40-lesson course on Conversational Sign
Language available separately or in a complete set.

Comedy School Videos DVDs and Audiobooks available separately or in a
5-volume album on how to get started and manage a Stand-up Comedy
Career - an inside look into the serious business of comedy. All the numerous books, eBooks, DVDs, and Audiobooks written
and/or produced/edited by Gene Grossman, including his 20-book mystery series,
5-book For the Complete Idiot series on the subjects of Celestial Navigation, Fibonacci,
Speed Typing, Trigonometry, and Keyboard Harmony, plus books on How Not to Do
Things like Boating, Practicing Law, Playing Golf, Writing a Mystery, Getting Married, etc.

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