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Navigation & seamanship

See below for a selection of the latest books from Navigation & seamanship category. Presented with a red border are the Navigation & seamanship books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Navigation & seamanship books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Australian Pilot

Australian Pilot

Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2017

Imray Chart C57

Imray Chart C57

Author: Imray Format: Sheet map Release Date: 07/04/2017

Plans included:Kinsale Harbour (1:20 000)Cork Lower Harbour (1:35 000)Crosshaven (1:15 000)Youghal Harbour (1:25 000)Dungarvan Harbour (1:32 500)Waterford Harbour (1:55 000)Dunmore East Harbour (1:6000)Kilmore (1:25 000)Cork continuation to East Ferry Marina (1:35 000)On this 2017 edition the latest depth surveys have been applied. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.

Imray Chart G1

Imray Chart G1

Author: Imray Format: Sheet map Release Date: 07/04/2017

Plans included:Vorion Stenon Kerkiras (1:70 000)Rion - Andirrion Bridge (1:30 000)Approaches to Patras (1:15 000)On this 2017 edition the latest firing practice areas are included. The chart has been re-schemed. The plan of Ormos Falirou has been removed and plans of Vorion Stenon Kerkiras, Rion - Andirrion Bridge and Approaches to Patras are included. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.

Imray Chart M17

Imray Chart M17

Author: Imray Format: Sheet map Release Date: 07/04/2017

Chart scale 1:325 000Plans included:Scarlino to Punta Ala (1:85 000)Approaches to Giglio Marina (1:10 000)Approaches to Civitavecchia (1:40 000)Approaches to Fiumicino and Fiuma Grande (1:50 000)Approaches to Anzio (1:50 000)On this 2017 the latest known depths have been applied. Harbour developments at Civitavecchia and Fiumicino are included as is the restricted area on the approach to Anzio. The Corsican Channel TSS is shown, as are the extents of Marine Protected Areas on this chart. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.

Imray Chart M14

Imray Chart M14

Author: Imray Format: Sheet map Release Date: 07/04/2017

Plans included:Barcelona Harbour (1:65 000)Barcelona Port Vell (1:15 000)Puerto Olimpico (1:15 000)Palamos (1:15 000)Puerto de L'Escala (1:10 000)Port Vendres (1:17 500)St-Cyprien-Plage (1:15 000)Cap d'Agde (1:20 000)Sete (1:22 500)Golfe de Fos (1:70 000)On this 2017 edition the latest depth surveys have been applied. The harbour plan of Roses has been replaced by a new harbour plan of Golfe de Fos. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.

Imray Chart

Imray Chart

Author: Imray Format: Sheet map Release Date: 07/04/2017

Plans included:IJmuiden (1:35 000)Den Helder (1:21 000)West-Terschelling (1:20 000)Lauwersoog (1:15 000)Borkum Yacht Harbour (1:25 000)Norderney Approaches (1:66 000)Helgoland (1:25 000)Cuxhaven (1:12 500)Brunsbuttel (1:12 500)On this 2017 edition the latest depth surveys have been applied, as has the latest information regarding wind farms and nature reserves. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.

Imray Chart

Imray Chart

Format: Sheet map Release Date: 07/04/2017

Plans included:Sines (1:30 000)Lagos (1:30 000)Portimao (1:25 000)Vilamoura (1:20 000)Vila Real de Santo Antonio (1:35 000)Isla Cristina (1:30 000)Mazagon (1:40 000)Chipiona (1:40 000)Rota (1:25 000)Bahia de Cadiz (1:55 000)Puerto Sherry (1:30 000)Sancti-Petri (1:30 000)Barbate (1:75 000)Tarifa (1:20 000)Gibraltar (1:40 000)Strait of Gibraltar (1:275 000)On this 2017 the latest depth surveys have been applied. Harbour developments in Gibraltar are included as are the latest firing practice areas in Golfo de Cadiz. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.

Illustrated Navigation

Illustrated Navigation

Author: Ivar Dedekam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2017

Today, yachts are often equipped with radar, GPS, chart plotters, AIS, etc. This equipment has also become much more reliable, making it possible to make long offshore passages without a great knowledge of navigation. However, such equipment can be set up wrongly, interpreted incorrectly, malfunction or lose power. In these circumstances, knowledge of traditional navigation can become extremely important. This book will teach you how to navigate in the traditional way using compass, log and plotter; and also how to navigate using electronic aids like GPS, radar and chart plotter. In addition, you will learn some basic celestial navigation using the sun and stars to obtain your position using sextant, almanacs, tables and a watch. Each method of navigation is explained alongside detailed illustrations and examples, combining to make a straightforward and easy-to-follow guide.

Illustrated Seamanship

Illustrated Seamanship

Author: Ivar Dedekam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2017

Today, yachts are often equipped with electrical windlasses, autopilot, bow thrusters, etc. This equipment has also become much more reliable, making it possible to make long offshore passages without much knowledge of seamanship. However, as the coastguards in many countries can confirm, more and more yachts require assistance, even when they should be able to reach harbour on their own. In this book you will be shown the traditional techniques you should be familiar with - regarding rope handling, manoeuvring and anchoring - in order to make long or short passages safely. Each element is clearly explained alongside detailed illustrations, combining to make a straightforward and easy-to-follow guide. Although yacht gear is becoming more and more reliable, you can be almost sure that, sooner or later, it will fail or you will be out of electrical power to use it. Learning the traditional techniques may not only be necessary but is also both interesting and fun. Instead of waking up the entire harbour in the early hours with the noise of your bow thruster, you may, alternatively, use a spring line to get safely moored to or leave the pontoon quietly.

Rapid Sight Reduction Tables

Rapid Sight Reduction Tables

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2017

Imray Chart Atlas

Imray Chart Atlas

Author: Imray Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 24/03/2017

In new A2 atlas format suitable for use on small chart tables and in the cockpit. Printed on high quality cartridge paper, this 2017 edition is wirobound and supplied in a durable plastic wallet. 1. Approaches to the Channel Islands (1: 500 000) 2. Cap Barfleur to Alderney (1: 150 000) Plans Cherbourg (1:40 000) Port de Chantereyne (Cherbourg) (1:10 000)3. Alderney & Burhou (1: 25 000) Plan Alderney Harbour (1:12 500)4. Passages Between Alderney & Guernsey (1: 150 000) Plan Dielette (1:15 000) 5. Guernsey, Herm & Sark (1: 60 000) 6. East Guernsey & Herm (1: 25 000) 7. Guernsey & Sark Plans (various scales) Plans St Peter Port & Havelet Bay (1:6000) Beaucette Marina (1:10 000) Sark Anchorages (1:25 000) Guernsey - South Coast Anchorages (1:25 000)8. Passages Between Guernsey & Jersey (1: 150 000) Plan Carteret (1:22 500) 9. Jersey & Les Ecrehou (1: 75 000) 10. Approaches to St Helier (1: 30 000) Plan St Helier Harbour (1:15 000)11. East Coast of Jersey (1: 25 000) 12. Jersey to Granville (1: 150 000) Plan Granville (1:30 000) 13. Plateau des Minquiers (1: 50 000) 14. Plateau des Minquiers to St-Malo (1: 150 000) Plan St-Malo Approaches (1:55 000)15. Iles Chausey (1: 25 000) 16. St-Malo & La Rance (1: 15 000) 17. La Rance - Cancaval to Lyvet (1: 25 000)For this 2017 edition the latest depth surveys have been applied. There has been general updating throughout. This edition has tidal stream information is included.

The Oceanographer's Companion

The Oceanographer's Companion

Author: George (Florida Institiute of Technology, Melbourne, USA) Maul Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2017

Scientists and engineers embarking on their first voyage for oceanographic or meteorological research are often unprepared for the experience. Going to sea involves learning a new language - that of the seaman. This is necessary for clear communications, for the safety and well-being of the members of the scientific party and the ship's crew. The Oceanographer's Companion is intended to familiarize a student with the basics of navigation, seamanship, marine engineering, communications, safety-of-life-at-sea, shiphandling, knots and splices, first aid, and so much more. The book will have a very practical feel with lots of examples.