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GPS and Principles of Navigation

One in the constellation of 24 GPS satellites that transmits radio signals to Earth from 11,000 miles in space. One in the constellation of 24 GPS satellites that transmits radio signals to Earth from 11,000 miles in space - NOAA Photo

Understanding GPS and principles of navigation will improve your outdoor experiences. Outdoor enthusiasts¬† should understand the basic navigation principles that underlie the basis of modern GPS receivers. This knowledge will improve your results and ease of use. Once mariners started leaving sight of land, they have looked for ways to improve their navigational skills. Global […]

Concerns for Vessel Stability: What Recr...

Alaska Purse Seiner - Alan Sorum

Recreational boaters need to deal with the same stability issues experienced by commercial mariners. Addressing vessel stability will make your next trip safer. Stability problems are a major cause of vessel loss and crew death in the commercial fleet. Recreational boaters can learn from the experiences of their larger commercial cousins and operate their own […]

Handy Booklet Navigational Charts Availa...

Navigational Chart 16700 Prince William Sound - Credit: NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has developed and released a navigational tool aimed at the recreational boater. Known as BookletCharts, these nautical charts available for download and printing at home. Thousands of area charts from across the United States are available and Alaskan charts are well represented in the initiative. BookletCharts come as […]