Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation is the authoritative source for information needed to chart an accurate course in a sea kayak, whether on open water or between islands or icebergs. Covers chart reading; compass use; finding and keeping track of position; predicting tides and currents; trip planning; navigating at night, in fog, and in boat and ship traffic; and much more.
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Learn how to find and keep track of your position, adjust to changing conditions, and paddle the seas safely and confidently. Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation is the authoritative source for information on how to chart an accurate course whether touring locally, on open water, or between islands. This updated guide includes everything you need to know, from traditional map and compass navigation through state-of-the-art electronic navigation. It’s the standard text used by most navigation schools. Also inside:
The essentials of chart reading and compass use
The latest on GPS units
Use of PDAs, smartphones, and other electronic chart systems
Finding and keeping track of position
How to predict tides and currents
Trip planning and navigating at night, in fog, and in traffic
Internet sources for tracking marine forecasts
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