Below are a few links to help the students in the Fall Sailing Crew Class that I helped with. Links are provided to the Nav. Problems, handouts and additional information on charts, links to PowerPoint presentations and additional practice problems and resources for beginning boaters.
- Introduction to U.S. Aids to Navigation A short illustrated introduction to the U.S. Aids to Navigation System with pictures of Aids to Navigation (ATON’s) from the Seattle area.
- Introduction To U.S. Aids to Navigation – Examples from Shilshole Bay, Puget Sound – This is a narrated PowerPoint introduction to U. S. Aids to Navigation. Individual chart symbols are shown with a picture of the Aid and the context of the Aid is explained. Examples and pictures are from the Shilshole Bay area of Puget Sound, Washington.
- Marine Sound Signals – PowerPoint presentation I have given covering Sound Signals.
- Introduction-to-Marine-Charts-Part 1 – A short PowerPoint Introduction to Marine Charts showing different scales and explains some basic information that is found on a chart and a few hints on what to look for on a chart and points out some often overlooked tidbits that will help make your boating safer.
- Useful Web Sites and Information for Boaters and USCG Auxiliary Members
- Interesting and Useful Boating Books
- Distress Signals
- VHF Marine Radio Tips
- Boating Etiquette
- Crew Tips from George
- Man Overboard! / Skipper Overboard! 30 knot winds, 35 / 40 knot puffs, a Hard Knockdown, Jammed Lines and the Skipper Overboard!
- Nav Rules / Marine Rules of the Road Quick Overview of the Navigation Rules with self test.
- Quick Overview of Marine Charts
- Boating Safety Handouts Student Handouts from Classes I Have Taught.
- How to use a Winch on a Sailboat
- Important Seattle Area Boating Information
- Is This Your Cleat? or How to tie a cleat (with new pictures)
- How to tie a Bowline with your left hand – Updated
- Towboat Hitch / Capstan Hitch – a good knot when you need a non-jamming tie to a single post, bit or sailboat winch. The Towboat Hitch or Capstan Hitch can be tied quickly. It can be untied under load.
- Lee’s Fender Knot – A quick secure knot for tying fenders and storing coils of line
- Toe Rail Fender Knot – A quick and easy knot for tying fenders for boats with a toe rail.
- Spar Hitch – Ground Line Hitch – Picket Line Hitch – a great knot for tying fenders to a lifeline. It is very secure and will hold around small and slick objects.
- Crew Course Navigation Exercise 1
- Navigation Exercise 2
- Mountaineers Sailing Crew Class Navigation Exercise
- Chart 18446 Lab Exercise – Crew Class–Part 1 – Chart familiarization Lab Exercise done by the sailing crew class. The Exercise was worked as a group effort by the students at each table.
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