Coastal Navigation Using GPS (Hardcover)

For Sail and Power

By Frank J. Larkin

Sheridan House, 9781574091694, 240pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2003

List Price: 29.95*
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GPS has forever transformed the art of navigation, but most sailors don't know how to use it effectively. This new handbook from Frank Larkin, a Master Mariner with over 30 years of boating experience and the author of the hugely successful Basic Coastal Navigation, serves as an invaluable guide to this essential device. Larkin merges basic GPS techniques with tried and true principles of coastal navigation, making for a truly comprehensive tutorial. Clearly written and easily understood, with an intuitive layout and simple instructions, the book guides readers through the maze of GPS options, focusing on simple GPS navigation procedures and presenting a set of criteria for selecting a GPS set appropriate for each sailor's individual needs. Suitable for both sail and power boats, this fully illustrated book covers all aspects of coastal navigation and is highly recommended for self-study and reference as well as navigation classrooms. Eight appendices are included, covering everything from maintenance and installation of your GPS unit to sorting and implementing GPS data.