Video Series on Safe Navigation Continues
In the video titled
Three Phases of Safe Navigation
, navigation expert Bob Sweet describes three important steps needed to ensure a safe trip on the water. Sweet is the author of
The Weekend Navigator & GPS for Mariners
and a former U.S. Power Squadrons National Educational Officer.
Phase one? Begin with planning. Sweet points out that using up-to-date charts to pre-qualify a safe route should always be your first step. Next, navigate those pre-qualified paths by using GPS to stay on course. Lastly, Sweet suggests checking your progress using paper charts to ensure you are exactly where you should be. With decades of boating experience under his belt, Sweet explains how using paper charts
----especially during the planning and checking phases
----can help mariners of all types become better navigators.
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