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Emergency Navigation

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It all started in the World War II era, when Harold Gatty wrote his famous “Raft Book” for im­periled servicemen at sea. Several book variations followed, culminating with Burch’s 1st edition of Emergency Navigation.

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EMERGENCY NAVIGATION
By David Burch

It all started in the World War II era, when Harold Gatty wrote his famous “Raft Book” for im­periled servicemen at sea. Several book variations followed, culminating with Burch’s 1st edition of Emergency Navigation.

Every sailor knows that instru­ments can fail. Things get wet, break, fall overboard. Whether you’re safe on your boat or drifting in a life raft, this book shows you how to find your way no matter what navigational equipment you have. Often relying on common materials like a small stick, a plastic bottle, even a pair of sunglasses, it explains how to make use of all available means–from the ancient skills of Polynesian navigators to the contrails of air­liners overhead–to calculate speed, direction, latitude, and longitude and to perform all aspects of piloting and dead reckoning. You will Learn to:

  • Steer by sun, stars, wind, and swells
  • Estimate current and leeway
  • Make a knotmeter or plumb-bob sextant
  • Find the sun in a fogbank
  • Find latitude with a plate and a knotted string
  • And more vital information

This book updates the very popular 1st edition, and adds some modern technology touches. SC, 2008 2nd Ed., 268 pgs. SW 1.1 lbs

Additional information

Weight1.1000 lbs
Dimensions0.0000 × 0.0000 × 0.0000 in
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