Simple Tools for Safe Navigation
How does a navigational expert plan his routes on the water? Watch Bob Sweet, author of
The Weekend Navigator & GPS for Mariners,
demonstrate how to plan a path using a combination of simple tools.
Sweet advises to lay a course plotter
----think hybrid protractor/compass from Geometry class
----on a paper chart to establish a path to the destination, adjusting for obstructions. Once a safe path is determined, the waypoint can be activated in the electronic chart plotter and the journey can begin.
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