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The Demise Of Traditional Paper Charts
Soon you won't be able to buy the colorful NOAA paper charts. But technology means you can print your own up to date backup paper charts at a fraction of the price.
Sextant In Space
It may be hard to believe, but today’s astronauts use an 18th century marine navigational tool as back-up technology.
An overview of different compasses; including card types, and notes about compass deviations and usage in the Southern Hemisphere.
Chart Reading 101
Except aboard the shallowest of craft, venturing beyond narrow or familiar waters means you need a chart. If you are not acquainted with charts, they can seem intimidating.
Estimating Distance Off
Got a tape measure and a piece of string? You can use them to find out how far away you are from, say, a lighthouse.
A magnetic compass may be old technology, but it's still an essential navigational tool.
Talking Buoys Equal Better Boating
Smart buoys provide boaters with real-time observations on wind direction, speed, wave heights and currents, as well as water temperature, quality, and salinity.
Imagine for a moment a time without chartplotters. well, let's get back to basics by learning how to navigate using a few simple tools and common sense.