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post #15 of Old 09-04-2010
Tempest
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Hi Jordan,

The Pyzel book is available on the ASA website ( Books and Charts)

Coastal Navigation & PowerPoint Presentation CD

The Charts we've used are Usually Block Island Sound or Long Island Sound, training charts.
If you buy the Pyzel book/cd you get the training chart...which also has chart #1 on the flip side.

Pyzels book has a ton of practice questions, that's why I like it.
I prefer it to Tom Tursi's book...but, you didn't hear that from me..:-)

Basically the test takes you on a trip around one of the charts and asks you questions along the way... What's the course to steer, how far have you gone in x hours, what is the eta at the destination, what's the depth and the type of bottom at a specific set of coordinates, what's the range, what's the symbol... etc. etc...Also, you will be reading tide and current tables that they provide..... What's the visibility of the light...distance....how far away are you when you 1st see it..if you are x feet off the water...( dipping the light)

If you answer all the questions in the pyzel book, and get comfortable with the problems, you should have no problem with the test....short of giving you the answers..this is the best advice I can give.

Tempest
Sabre 34
Morgan, NJ

Last edited by Tempest; 09-04-2010 at 07:31 PM.
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