Coastal Navigation Simplified: Expert Advice for Exploring Beyond the Harbor (Hardcover)
The vast majority of sailors and powerboaters--and there are millions of them--never venture too far from their homeports, or even out of the safety of the harbor. There is simply too much to worry about that a GPS cannot provide: tides and tidal currents, reefs and rocks, and bad weather. So many boaters dream of heading out but feel unprepared to take the first step. Coastal Navigation Simplified offers everything a new sailor needs to know to get out safely and confidently. Author Ken Kreisler is a licensed master who has been entrusted by owners of valuable boats of all sizes to deliver them safely to ports up and down the coasts of countries worldwide. He knows what he is talking about and can guide you to do the same. In Coastal Navigation Simplified, you'll find everything you'll need to know to head down the coast, from understanding the fundamentals--such as nautical charts, reading winds and tides, and the rules of the road--to determining and plotting your course, time-tested tips, and knowledge of how to use today's high-tech tools. Coastal Navigation Simplified is the best way to get to your destination--and want to go out again.
Ken Kreisler is one of the country's most respected boating experts. Since 1994, he has been a leading member of the Power & Motoryacht magazine's boat testing team. As Power & Motoryacht's senior editor, he wrote the award-winning monthly "Maintenance Q & A" column. He is a contributing editor for Southern Boating, Marlin, Yachting, Power & Motoryacht, Lakeland Boating, and Yachts International magazines, as well as OnboardOnline.com. He lives in New Jersey.