Covers every aspect of charting a course, using equipment, pilotage in shallow waters, taking a fix, dead reckoning for longer passages, and communications. All the traditional navigation techniques are reviewed, and full explanations are given for the buoyage system, lights and signals, and reading charts. Also covers such new technologies as on-board computers and satellite navigation systems. 176 pages (42 in color), 50 b/w illus., 5 x 9.