Coastal Nav - Ashore

Coastal Navigation - Ashore

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Ashore Theory Portion - You Will Learn

Collision Avoidance Regulations Rules 1-10
Action by the Give-Way and Stand-On Vessels
Day Shapes
Diving Operations
Conduct of Vessels In Sight of One Another
Sound Signals In Restricted Visibility
Signals to Attract Attention and Distress Signals
Radar, Installation Requirements

Aids to Navigation
International Buoyage Systems, Important General Information
Lgiths and Problems Assocated With Them
Lateral System Region "B" Buoys
Bifurcation Buoys
Posted Command Signs, Fog Signals
Day Beacons
Center Cannel, Fairway Buoys and Isolated Danger Buoys
Fixed Aids, Minor Lighted Aids
Ranges, Sector Lights

Cardinal Buoys and Special Purpose Buoys
Cardinal System, Important Information
Cardinal System Lights
Special Purpose and Cautionary Buoys

Inland Buoyage System
Lateral System
Mississippi River Day Markers and Cautionary Buoys
Other US Buoys, National Us Weather Service Code Flags

Navigational Tools and Instruments
Charts General
Depth Warning
Care of Charts and Navigational Publications
Compass, Depth Sounder, Knot meter/Speed Log
Handbearing Compass, Douglas Protractor, Monocular, Dividers, Etc.
Barometer, Clock, GPS, VHF.  Other Tools

Latitude and Longitude
Latitude and Lognitude Grid System and relationship to the Chart
Finding Position on the Chart Using GPS
How GPS Works
Plotting from GPS onto the Chart
Reading Latitude and Longitude on the Chart
True North, The Navigators Reference Point
Variation
Variation on the Compass Rose
Calculating the Change in Variation
Deviation (Causes Of)
Changes in Deviation with Vessel Course and Deviation Table
Ship's Compass and Handbearing Compass
Calculating from Degrees True to Degrees Compass (Simple Method)
Calculating from Degrees Compass to Degrees Tue (Simple Method)

Navigator's Vessel Logsheet
Terminology an Symbology
Course (C) Course Made Good (CMG), Heading
Leeway, Course Over Ground (COG)
Course to Steer (CTS) Speed Made Good (SMG)
Speed (How to Calculate Speed, Distance Time)
Bearings and Reciprocal Bearings
Line of Position (LOP)
Using a Hand Bearing Compass. Two and Three Bearing Fixes
Running Fix
Using Transit.  Transit and Bearing Fix
Lead Marks
Clearing or Danger Bearings
Not More Than (NMT) Not Less Than (NLT)
Estimated Position, Electronic Fix.  Set, Drift
Universal Short Hand Labelling System

Using the Douglas Type Protractor and Logsheet Use
Chart Work.  Basic Plotting
Laying Off a Course From A Fix
Converting the Course in True to a Course in Compass

Tides, Types of Tides
Tidal Range.  Chart Datum
Depth an Height of Tide. Duration. Tidal Predictions
Tide Tables. Daylight Savings Time
Sample Tide Tables
Currents. Tidal Currents. Maximum Rate. Slack Water. Flood/Ebb Current
Current Tables. Daylight Savings Time. Tidal Streams and Currents
Wind Over Tide
Current Graph
Sample Current Tables.

Dead Reckoning DR Plot
Construction of a DR Track
Deviation Tables for Chartwork Exercises 1 & 2

Effects of Tidal Steam/Current on the Vessel
Set Drift, Universal SHorthand Labeling
Determining CTS Allowing for Known Set and Drift
Determining the Direction and Rate of Current between Two Fixes
Correcting for Set and Drift Once it is Determined
Checking of a Change in Set and Drift
Deviation Tables Used for Chartwork Exercise 3 & 4

Practice Pilotage
The Art of Navigating in Confined Waters
Transits.  Use for Fixing a Position
Using a Back Bearing to Keep On Chourse
Danger and Clearing Bearings
Using Two Clearing Bearings for Tacking a Sailboat
Turning Points
Use of The Depth Sounder as aNavigational Tool
Using a Known Safe Course
Natural Feature Ranges
Safe Navigation in Small Anchorages and Harbors
Harbor Approach.  Navigating Hazards Using Clearing Lines
Natural Depth Indicators to Be Aware Of

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