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Reeds Sextant Simplified

Reeds Sextant Simplified

How a sextant works and how to get the most out of it.

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ISBN 9780713667059
Published 1 January 2002 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Pike, Dag
Series Reed's Professional
Availability Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order

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ISBN-13 9780713667059
ISBN-10 0713667052
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Thomas Reed Publications
Publication Date 1 January 2002
International Publication Date 31 March 2003
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Pike, Dag
Series Reed's Professional
Category Electronics Engineering
Navigation & Seamanship
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Width: 141mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 206g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Transport Technology
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;Adult education
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The sextant is the treasured navigational device of generations of seamen and airmen. It enables position to be determined with good accuracy for ocean navigation, and it was the combination of sextant and chronometer that allowed safe navigation of the oceans for generations of seafarers. Despite the accuracy and ease of use of electronic navigation systems, every navigator should be able to use a sextant. It could even save your life in the event of electronics failure. This book describes how a sextant works, provides practical tips and advice on using it, explains how to read as well as take sights, how to make adjustments and correct errors, and finally advises on how to handle and care for the instrument. Originally written by the late Captain O M Watts, this new edition has been entirely rewritten by Dag Pike, a seaman and navigator of great experience. He is perhaps best known as the navigator of Virgin Atlantic Challenger on its successful record attempt. 'An enormously useful guide' Fishing Boat World

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Author's Bio

Dag Pike began his career as a merchant captain, went on to test RNLI lifeboats, and took up fast boat navigation, winning a string of trophies for powerboat races around the world, including navigating Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Challenger on the record-breaking fastest Atlantic Crossing by powerboat. He is now a navigation and powerboat journalist in demand all round the world.

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