Book

NavCal and Towboat Tour are working on a new book “RIVER NAVIGATION paper to plotter“. So far we are up to about 90, 8.5 x 11 inch pages plus an included CD containing:

  • Color images
  • Section reviews
  • Additional material
  • Other resource references

Chapters so far include:

  1. Introduction
  2. Terminology
  3. Vessel handling
  4. Basic navigation information
  5. Charts, paper
  6. Charts, electronic
  7. GPS explained
  8. Facilities along the river
  9. Time, speed, distance
  10. Chartplotters
  11. Passenger vessels
  12. Tows & towboats
  13. Vessel identification
  14. Rules of the road
  15. VHF radio
  16. AIS
  17. Radar
  18. Safety & security
  19. Weather
  20. Route planning
  • Route planning spreadsheet included

Appendix I Other sources

If you have comments or suggestions for this text please post them on our blog or send email to captfarmer@navcal.com.

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