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post #21 of Old 05-29-2012
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Re: Traditional Navigation

As noted above - find your local Poser Squadron or CG Aux and take their basic Navigation class to start - that gives you the most class for the dollar as the instructors are unpaid volunteers - the Aux text book for navigation is for sale to the public now I think - for charts you want to get charts that match the text - there are training charts available for many areas - a training chart is one that NOAA has frozen all the updates on so the class problems I developed three years ago still work because the chart is the same all the time - District 14 is the CG Aux for your area - I have left a partial link below because I am I think still under the post limit to let me put a full link in a Posting.

Learn your basic Coastal Nav and the basics first before you worry much about the fancy electronics - of the people I know that have gotten it trouble it seems they went straight to fancy electronics and skipped the basics - besides - what happens when the fancy electronics blow a fuse?

Good luck
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