Knowledge--A Skipper's Reference (Tacoma to Ketchikan)
Radar Book--Effective Navigation and Collision Avoidance
Navigation--1st EditionGPS--Instant Navigation--2nd
Proven Cruising Routes Volume One--Seattle to
Skipper's Reference (Tacoma to Ketchikan)
there are Guide Books for this area but this one is like nothing you have ever
seen. It has all the information the others don't have, all to make captains
or navigators lives much easier."
Northwest Yachting Magazine
Navigation and Collision Avoidance
straightforward, easy-to-follow steps, supplemented with copious examples, this
book takes the reader from the basics of radar to advanced techniques. The new
radar user will welcome this book, the experienced user will appreciate it. Both
will learn from it.
Hale, Former Editor,
Waggoner Cruising Guide
explanations and well-illustrated examples make this book a must read for anyone
who wants to use their marine radar system effectively and safely. This book
goes beyond the instruction book shipped with most systems to teach you how to
use a radar system under real-life conditions on the water.
of the renowned "Exploring" series of cruising guides
is the most significant, easily understood publication regarding radar which
we've read in the past 24 years. It is a "must have" book.
and Linda Schreiber, MV Sanctuary
"If you want the greatest possible benefit
from GPS, I strongly recommend this book. Their illustrated
techniques will save you time and clearly explain the system."
John Neal, Bluewater sailor,
"Every GPS user should have this book on
board! GPS Instant Navigation by Kevin Monahan and Don Douglass
is a clear, well-illustrated guide aimed at helping you get the
greatest possible benefit from your GPS. The 250-page book
introduces the most novice mariner to the basics of instant
navigation and continues all the way to advanced techniques for
error reduction, electronic charting, and navigation software.
"...the book is a complete reference
source for navigational techniques using GPS."
Kennedy, writing in Navigation News, the journal of the Royal Institute
"GPS has been with us for more than a decade now but this
is the first major guide I've found to bridge the gap between
traditional "paper" plotting and the space age system....They've
produced a readable, practical guide to getting the most out of
GPS as a high-tech addition to the navigator's arsenal of time-honoured
tools and techniques. They'll take you from understanding how GPS
works and initializing your unit, through the use of charts,
waypoints and routes, to the ins and outs of differential GPS,
electronic charting and system interfacing. Whether you're a GPS
neophyte, an old hand, or new to both piloting and GPS, you'll
find this an invaluable resource."
Duart Snow, Pacific
"Just when you thought GPS navigation was
simple, along comes a book that points out it isn't; clear,
concise explanation, with many excellent diagrams."
"GPS: Instant Navigation" is an
instructive and accessible guide to both the basics and the
advanced techniques of the Global Positioning System.
Kevin Monahan and Don Douglass do a
marvellous job of getting navigators (no matter how crusty!) excited about
GPS ("a revolutionary navigation system that provides position information with
accuracy to within a few lengths of your
vessel, 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world"). As you can
witness from the previous definition, the authors write vividly
The book's layout is commendable, with varying
font sizes and shadings between blocks of precise information and
sharp b&w illustrations.
All mariners should set their autopilots for