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Navigation

Navigation

Postby GregS » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:12 pm

Introduction to navigation to appear here....
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Re: Navigation

Postby GregS » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:19 pm

Some relevant articles from Paddling Light...

Canoe and Kayak Navigation Basics

Natural Forces that Can Affect Navigation

  • Understanding Magnetic Deviation: Magnetic deviation can make all your readings incorrect. Learn how to detect it and to correct for it.
  • Navigation: Variation and Declination: These magnetic forces are present throughout the world and can change your compass reading. Learn how to account for variation or declination in the area you’re taking a trip in so that you can match your readings to the map or chart.
Navigations Techniques

  • Dead Reckoning: Learn how to navigate in the fog, along a nondescript shoreline and at night using dead reckoning, which is a fundamental skill for all kayak and canoe navigation.
  • Aiming Off: A navigation technique that makes sure you don’t miss your target.
  • Fixes and Triangulation: Fixes and triangulation helps you figure out where your at. A great skill to use when you don’t know or if you just want to verify your position.
  • Ranges: Learn how to use shoreline features or markers to help you find a Line of Position and eventually your position.
Free Chart and Map Tool

Philosophy

I plan to add more canoe and kayak navigation articles in the future. In the meantime, do you have any navigation tricks that you use when out paddling?
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