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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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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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Marine Sound Signals

This is a PowerPoint presentation I have given several times covering Sound Signals for the Rules of the Road in Puget Sound.  Puget Sound does have some Local Customs with sound signals and the Ferries.   This is a subset … Continue reading

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How to use a Winch on a Sailboat

Winches, Lines, Grinding and Tailing What we use winches for: Winches provide the mechanical advantage to hoist and trim the sails and running rigging on a sailboat. There are usually no powered winches. Depending on circumstances, there can be thousands … 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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