Category Archives: Navigation

Where Are You In Lake Washington?

This is a chart showing locations in Lake Washington I made to help the Seattle Harbor Patrol train new members on locations in Lake Washington. If a friend asks you to meet them somewhere on Lake Washington and you don’t … Continue reading

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Free NOAA Charts!

NOAA  now has over 1,000 Free BookletCharts™ available for free  download in PDF format for printing  yourself.  BookletCharts™ are 8.5 by 11 inch reduced scale nautical  charts designed for recreational and small boats.  NOAA has been developing these charts that … Continue reading

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The National Aids to Navigation Museum

The National Aids to Navigation Museum is located in Yorktown, Virginia at the USCG Training Center, in the atrium of Canfield Hall.  The Museum is open to everyone that has access to the base, this sadly limits the access by … Continue reading

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U.S. Aids to Navigation

Understanding what an Aid to Navigation (ATON) means is a very important part of Safe Boating.  One of the problems understanding what each Aid to Navigation means is visualizing what a specific ATON looks like and match it to the … Continue reading

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TVMDC – Practice – Correcting and un-correcting the compass

In today’s increasing use of electronic navigation aids, the ability to correct and un-correct a compass heading or bearing seems to becoming a lost art outside of a classroom.  Here are a few TVMDC Practice Problems to help keep your … Continue reading

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Sailing Crew Class Resources–Fall 2011

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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