Electronic Navigation

12 Sep 2017 - 19:00

Cuyahoga Falls

The Electronic Navigation course is a good introduction to navigation using electronic tools and is suitable for experienced as well as novice boaters with basic charting knowledge. It focuses on navigating with electronic tools, rather than on navigation systems hardware.

Electronic Navigation

Electronic Navigation introduces GPS technology from the most basic receiver to chart plotter systems for navigation on board. The process of navigating by establishing waypoints and routes, and then running the planned courses, is demonstrated. Further, electronic charting software for the desktop computer is examined, with creation of waypoints and routes on the desktop and subsequent download to the on-board unit. Despite differences among the various manufacturers’ offerings, a thorough discussion of the features being made available is included.

Special attention is paid to apps for tablets and smartphones that provide the electronic navigation function at the helm, for relatively little cost.

Students should be familiar with basic charting concepts such as latitude, longitude, the compass, course plotting, and time/distance calculation, to get the most out of the course.

 

This class meets on Tuesdays for 10 weeks.

 

For more information contact Mike Krebs.

 

Group Photography of participants coincident to the event may be taken for public relations purposes. 
By registering for this event you agree to possible use for that purpose.

 

Cost:

Members $55

Non-members $130

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.

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