COASTAL PILOTING

Everything you need to know for navigating within site of land
Item #301.........2 hours

 

Coastal PilotingThis is probably the most popular nautical DVD in the world. Since completing it some years ago, we have gotten orders from boaters in at least 19 different countries, the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, and have recently shipped it (along with many other of our programs) to one of the Department of Justice's DEA stations, to be used in training their boat crews.

Equivalent to the 6-week evening course given by U.S. Coast Guard Aux. or U.S. Power Squadron, this DVD includes information and examples on Compass Correcting (T-V-M-D-C), Bow Bearings, Beam Bearings, Running Fixes, Solving the Speed-Time-Distance Problems, Current Diagrams, Fathom Curves and much more. 

 
--- Complete DVD Table of Contents ---
 
I. INTRODUCTION

A. Rules of the Road
B. Sound Signals
C. the "Pecking Order"

1. Rights of Way (Order of Privileged Vessels)
2. Colored Night Lights to be displayed

D. Special Rules for Sailboat Right of Way

1. Both on same tack
2. Each boat on different tack
3. close hauled -vs- running free or overtaking

II. TYPES OF NAVIGATION

A. Electronics (Loran, GPS, etc.)
B. Dead Reckoning
C. Celestial (using sextant)
D. Coastal Piloting

III. COASTAL PILOTING

A. Tools required: Parallel Rulers, Dividers, Compass, Timepiece, Binoculars, Hand-held Compass, etc.
B. Nautical Charts

1. Colors used on charts
2. Depth (DATUM) Indicators (Fathoms, Feet, Meters)
3. Recognizing Landmarks (U.S. Chart #1)

IV. DETERMINING DISTANCE (range)

A. Latitude and Longitude (location on nautical chart)
B. the Nautical Mile (degrees, minutes, tenths)
C. QUIZ: Finding Latitude and Longitude on a Nautical Chart

V. DETERMINING DIRECTION (bearing)

A. the Three Norths

1. True North
2. Magnetic North
3. Compass North

B. Magnetic Variation - the Compass Rose
C. Magnetic Deviation (swinging the boat: deviation chart)
D. Compass Correcting (T-V-M-D-C)
E. QUIZ: Problems of Compass Correcting calculations

VI. REAL-LIFE APPLICATION

A. Plotting A Position by Triangulation (2-bearing fix)
B. Reciprocal Bearings
D. Determining a Line of Position (LOP)
E. Proper Notation on the Nautical Chart
F. Completing the 2-Bearing Fix
G. the RUNNING FIX

1. Using the same landmark for multiple bearing shots
2. Measuring and plotting the Course Run
3. Advancing the Line of Position (LOP)

VII. SPEED-TIME-DISTANCE (Solving the Problems)

A. The "60 D Street" formula
B. QUIZ: Sample problems solving Speed-Time-Distance

-----END OF FIRST HOUR-----

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 (ADF, RDF)
E. Marine Radio Beacons (what they broadcast)

IX. FATHOM CURVES

A. Tidal Datum (19-yr. averages)
B. MLW: Mean (average) Low Water
C. MLLW: Mean (average) Lower Low Water
D. MSL: Mean (average) Sea Level
E. Other various Tidal Datum used internationally

X. CURRENT DIAGRAMS

A. Drift (speed)
B. Set (direction)
C. Actual Track
D. DR (Dead Reckoning) Track

XI. THE FIX (Intersecting LOP's)

A. Cross Bearings
B. Two Ranges
C. Range and Bearing (single and multiple)
D. Aids to Navigation
E. Estimated Position (a "cleaned up" DR, but not quite as good as a Fix)

XII. DEAD RECKONING

A. True Courses only
B. From a Known Fix
C. No Corrections for Wind or Current
D. SIX MAIN RULES of Dead Reckoning/Plotting

XIII. NAVIGATING WITH MARINE ELECTRONICS The Cruising Sailor's Nav Station

A. SSB
B. Loran
C. Sat-Nav (GPS)
D. Other useful toys

XIV: USING LORAN (also applies to GPS)

A. Receiving Signals
B. Available Features

1. Entering a Waypoint
2. Range & Bearing to a Waypoint
3. the Waypoint Log
4. Speed Made Good
5. Time Display
6. "To" and "From" Display (Range & Bearing)
7. Crosstrack Function
8. Course Deviation Indicator

XV: ANSWERS TO ALL QUIZ QUESTIONS

 

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