Tag Archives: Piloting

Chart 18446 Lab Exercise – Crew Class–Part 1

Chart familiarization Lab Exercise done by the sailing crew class in the Fall of 2011.  This has examples of common questions encountered by small boat operators.  The Exercise was worked as a group effort by the students at each table. … Continue reading

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Where Are You In Puget Sound?

“Where are you” is a common question you hear on the VHF radio most any day in Puget Sound.  Sometimes the answer is a bit humorous such as “Puget Sound you idiot” or “A great fishing spot.” But sometimes the … Continue reading

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Navigation Exercise 2

NAVIGATION EXERCISE # 2 This is a basic Navigation exercise but the problems are typical of those seen by a recreational boater.  The questions are “Bite Sized” and except for one question, each question stands alone from the others. This … Continue reading

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Navigation Exercise – Mountaineers Sailing Class

Here are the questions and answers for the Mountaineers Sailing Crew Class Navigation Exercise There is a Chartlet with the answers drawn on it. The answers match the Chartlet handed out in class.  If you misplaced or did not receive … Continue reading

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Navigation Exercise 1

Crew Course Navigation Exercise 1 This is a basic Navigation exercise but the problems are typical of those seen by a recreational boater.  The questions are “Bite Sized” and except for one question, each question stands alone from the others. … Continue reading

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Quick Overview of Marine Charts

CHARTS A chart is a map that shows a view of the ocean, lake, river or harbor and the shores associated with them. The chart includes information on water depth (depth can be in feet, meters or fathoms), overhead clearances, … Continue reading

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Piloting and Navigators Quick Reference

A two sided quick reference card for navigators with common abbreviations, Speed / Distance / Time Formulas, Correcting and Uncorrecting a Compass (TVMDC), Common navigation Drafting Symbols and Their Usage, and Nautical Conversion Factors Can’t quite remember TVMDC and if … Continue reading

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