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04-15-2011 11:00 AM
Boasun Dutton's Nautical Navigation.
Bowditch, pub #9, which is the basis that all other Navigation books are written on.
Boater's Bowditch.

The first and the last are the two best, But for complete understanding of the logic involve in Navigation then Bowditch, pub #9, is the best over all.
04-15-2011 10:41 AM
cb32863 I am currently going through ASA 107 and have a few books on celestial. I find Burch's book to be very easy to read and understand. FWIW. Starpath sells his book along with a home study course if you want to go that route.

No affiliation with Starpath.
04-15-2011 07:40 AM
TQA Another vote for Mary Bluwitt's book. Leaves out the complex theory and just explains how to do it!
04-11-2011 07:26 PM
Flybyknight Yes, I would certainly study Karl if you already have the book.
Here in descending order is a list of books that a well tempered Navigator might be familiar with.

John Letcher
Self Contained C.N. with H.O.208

100 Problems in Celestial Navigation by Leonard Gray

Celestial navigation in the computer age by Alton Moody

Celestial Navigation by H.O. 249
by John E Milligan

Celestial Navigation in the GPS Age by John Karl

Other Authors on C.N.
Jeff Toghill

Frances W Wright

David Burch

Mary Blewitt

Warren Norville

Susan Peterson Howell

John Favill

William P Crawford

Otis S Brown

John P. Budlong

Pat Langley-Price

William Bruce Paulk

Robert Y Kittredge

And the list goes on and on.
04-11-2011 07:19 PM
svHyLyte See Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen (9780070059283): Mary Blewitt: Books
04-11-2011 06:51 PM
Originally Posted by Flybyknight View Post
There's Bowditch American Practical Navigator, and Dutton's Navigation and Piloting, then there's every one else.
Why? experience, I taught Celestial Navigation.

Thanks, I have Dutton's, and plan on reading it next.
Have you read Karl's book? Just curious what someone with experience (especially with teaching exp) thinks of it. As I begin to understand it...its seems like it was explained in a rather difficult manner?
04-11-2011 06:27 PM
Flybyknight There's Bowditch American Practical Navigator, and Dutton's Navigation and Piloting, then there's every one else.
Why? experience, I taught Celestial Navigation.

04-11-2011 03:46 PM
Good Book for celestial nav?

Any suggestions?

I'm struggling through Celestial Navigation in the GPS Age by John Karl.

I'll continue on through, but are there any other suggestions?


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