Captain Jack's Celestial Navigation / Edition 1

Captain Jack's Celestial Navigation / Edition 1

by Jack I. Davis, Joe Kolb
     
 

Captain Jack I. Davis has done it again! He has written yet another, very easy to understand, instructional navigation book. As in his first book, Captain Jack's Basic Navigation, this book is filled with knowledge, new sea stories, and more humorous anecdotes.

Using the same highly successful format of his first book, Captain Jack takes the reader through each

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Captain Jack I. Davis has done it again! He has written yet another, very easy to understand, instructional navigation book. As in his first book, Captain Jack's Basic Navigation, this book is filled with knowledge, new sea stories, and more humorous anecdotes.

Using the same highly successful format of his first book, Captain Jack takes the reader through each phase of navigation by first explaining, in detail, the steps needed to complete each phase. This is followed by a list of questions to answer, using your new-found knowledge. After you have completed the questions, you can check your answers at the end of each chapter. All the calculations are accomplished with simple, grade school math using an inexpensive calculator and basic plotting tools.

If you believe you do not need these Old Time navigational skills in this modern age of electronic navigation, Captain Jack restates his suggestion to you: "Tape a mirror below your GPS display. When the electronics fail, you can look in the mirror and see exactly who is lost."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892216182
Publisher:
NetPV
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Edition description:
Comb Bound
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER ONE: THE SEXTANT
What it does and how to use it.
CHAPTER TWO: NAUTICAL ALMANAC
The inside front cover - Ho to Hc
CHAPTER THREE: GP and the DAILY PAGES
CHAPTER FOUR: LHA
Assumed Position, Pub 249
CHAPTER FIVE: STARS AND PLANETS
CHAPTER SIX: STAR FINDERS
CHAPTER SEVEN: THE MOON
CHAPTER EIGHT: THE NOON SIGHT
CHAPTER NINE: EXERCISES
BOAT DELIVERIES
PREFACE
RIGGING PROBLEMS
ISLA MUJERES, MEXICAO
THE MAKING OF A FISHERMAN
CLEAN FUEL
CENTERBOARD NIGHTMARE
"COME BACK" LITTLE TEXACO
APPENDIX ONE NAUTICAL ALMANAC
GLOSSARY OF BOATING TERMS
AVAILABLE BOOKS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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