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Introduction to Navigation - Seminar


Navigating roadways and waterways is not the same.  If you’re comfortable using GPS for car trips, don’t assume you’re automatically ready to use GPS on a boat.  This seminar will help you learn some of the differences.  You’ll get an overview of how to use electronic (and even paper) charts to plan a safe route with waypoints, how to navigate along the route, and how to check underway that you’re on course.  Topics include:

  • Understanding nautical charts 
  • The compass rose and magnetic variation
  • Interpreting aids to navigation
  • Establishing waypoints and planning routes
  • Using chartplotters and multifunction displays
  • Planning your voyage electronically
  • Electronic navigation while underway
  • What to do when the chartplotter quits working
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