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post #17 of Old 01-15-2011
jackdale
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skippertips et al

+1

I also have my students go through a lengthy planning process in which they identify all of the aids to navigation that they expect to encounter with: an bearing on first sight, side to leave-to, location, light characteristics, etc.. We also have a couple of options for passes we need to transit with the safe times to go through, danger / clearing bearings noted, hazards identified,etc.

We do maintain a decklog with position, course speed, meteorological conditions etc..

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