Reed's Skipper's Handbook

For Sail and Power, Fourth Edition

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Date

August 2, 2005

Format

Paperback, 176 pages

ISBN

0071456279 / 9780071456272

$

Your Price

12.95



Overview


Main description

The Ultimate Memory Aid for Onboard Use

Reed's Skipper's Handbook, the worldwide bestselling piloting and seamanship pocket guide, is now adapted for North American waters and buoyage systems.

  • Concise
  • Color-coded page margins for quick reference
  • Ideal for quick reference at the helm and for browsing at home to refresh and extend your seamanship knowledge
  • Packed with a huge amount of useful information
  • Answers all the navigation quandaries mariners are likely to encounter underway.

"A brilliant guide for beginners and an excellent refresher for more advanced skippers. . . . A top-rate book."—Waterstones

"A terrific little volume."—Motorboat & Yachting


Table of contents

PrefaceAcknowledgementsPosition and distanceLatitude and longitudeMeasuring distancePlotting positionChart symbolsChart correctionDirection and compassVariationDeviationChecking the compassCompass conversionLeewayCause of leewayAllowing for leewayTides and tidal streamsTidesTidal streamsTidal definitionsEffect of tidal streamsTidal stream informationTidal streams - interpolationCoastal tidal streamsCourse to steerCourse to steer - short period; longer passagesSailing to windwardETAPositionEP – Estimated positionDR – EPFixing positionTaking fixesUsing transits/rangesRunning fixesSpecial case for a running fixPosition by line of soundingsElectronic navigationGPS – waypoint navigationTidal curvesStandard portsSecondary portsRule of TwelfthsAnomalies – South coastFinding depthsReduction to soundingsFinding depth to anchorAnchoring – depth by echo sounderDepth and clearance below the keelDistance offMHWS (MHW) Distance offRising or dipping lightsThe sextantIndex errorDistance offVertical sextant angleClearance under bridgesClearanceCharted clearanceRules of the RoadSteering and sailing rulesLights and daymarksSound signalsBuoyageBuoys and marksLight characteristicsSOLASSOLAS regulationsPassage planningSafety and DistressDistress flaresGMDSS/EPIRBVHF distress signals – Mayday/PanPanSOLAS life saving signalsPersonal safetyHelicopter rescueMan overboardMOB – sailing boat without engineMOB – sailing boat using engineMOB – motor cruisersCommunicationsPhonetic alphabet/Morse codeFlagsWeatherWeather patternsWind beltsAnticyclones and depressionsFrontsDepressionsWeather mapsLocal windsKatabatic winds/fogBeaufort scaleShipping forecastsOther weather forecastsAnchoring and dockingAnchorsAnchoringDocking alongsideKnots, bends and hitchesKnotsKnots and hitchesHitchesBendsInland waterwaysLicences/EquipmentBuoyage and traffic lightsRules of the RoadLocksSignals and signsNorth American WaterwaysThe Intracoastal WaterwayLog checkMeasured distanceChecking speed and distanceFacts and figuresETA/Tidal streamDistance off/Conversions/Sun movementDistance offRange of lightsIndexInternational Port Traffic Signals


Author comments

Malcolm Pearson has been a Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster instructor for more than 20 years, and the author of Reed's Skipper's Handbook since its first UK edition in 1993.


Back cover copy

The Ultimate Memory Aid for Onboard Use

Reed's Skipper's Handbook, the worldwide bestselling piloting and seamanship pocket guide, is now adapted for North American waters and buoyage systems.

  • Concise
  • Color-coded page margins for quick reference
  • Ideal for quick reference at the helm and for browsing at home to refresh and extend your seamanship knowledge
  • Packed with a huge amount of useful information
  • Answers all the navigation quandaries mariners are likely to encounter underway.

"A brilliant guide for beginners and an excellent refresher for more advanced skippers. . . . A top-rate book."—Waterstones

"A terrific little volume."—Motorboat & Yachting

Malcolm Pearson has been a Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster instructor for more than 20 years, and the author of Reed's Skipper's Handbook since its first edition in 1993.





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