Tag Archives: Chart Reading

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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Introduction To U.S. Aids to Navigation – Examples from Shilshole Bay, Puget Sound

Understanding what an Aid To Navigation (ATON) means and looks like from just the symbol on the chart can be very difficult for many boaters. This is a narrated PowerPoint introduction  to U. S.  Aids to Navigation.  Individual chart symbols … Continue reading

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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.  The PowerPoint presentation is narrated and is about 10 minutes in length.  A formatted for printing PDF file … 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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Nautical Training Charts

NOTE: NOAA plans on stopping the printing of the lithograph charts in April 2014.  The training charts should be available as a print on demand chart but I have been unable to determine if training chart prices will be discounted. … 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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Puget Sound Area Marine Training Charts

Selected Puget Sound Charts with prominent marine  points highlighted.  Use as a training aid to learn the area or to find points on a chart quicker.  The area points are in a white bubble with black border, this makes finding … 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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