As facility and experience is acquired, navigators will gravitate toward one tool or another to fit individual preferences, navigation station constraints, or desired accuracy. Our suggestions for the beginner are as follows below. Those with experience will have their own idea of what they want.
An economy minded beginner might want to start with our chart kit (Item #4605). This will allow exposure to the greatest number of tools for the least cost. Once a preference is developed, higher quality versions can be bought, and the chart kit used for spares. An alternative would be to buy either the parallel rules (Item #4603) or the course plotter (Item #4304), and the ultra-light dividers (Item #4206).