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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Marine Navigation

with Wawenock Sail and US Power Squadron


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Fred Bowers teaches the essentials of safe coastal and inland navigation using basic GPS in conjunction with charts and other marine data. The Marine Navigation course teaches you how to use the GPS along with traditional dead reckoning techniques for planning and laying out safe routes, as well as ensuring that you are on course while underway. What's included? Charts and their interpretation, landmarks and navigation aids (buoys, daymarks, lights, etc.), plotting courses and determining direction and distance, the Mariner's compass and converting between True and Magnetic, basic GPS displays and information they provide, setting up waypoints and routes, staying on a GPS course, pre-planning courses and entering them into the GPS, monitoring progress and determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning, and the "Seaman's Eye." Ten sessions with a take-home final examination. Power Squadron members call Merrymeeting Adult Ed for your discounted rate of $95. No other discount.  

  • Sep 14 - Nov 16th, 2021
    Tue for 10 weeks from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Brunswick High School

116 Maquoit Road
Brunswick, ME 04011 Get directions

Room: 122

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