Where you are, where you are going
Discuss Error Sources
Read and plot a bearing
Declination - Angle of difference
-Magnetic to True + East
-True to Magnetic - E
Variation (same but on water)
Deviation - Influence of objects nearby
Parts - scale, needle, baseplate, houseing
Nav-aid, Grid Sheet
Plot a Course
Establish bearing - direction to landmark
Speed of travel, Use of check points
Piloting - Use known landmarks for references
-Bearings (direction to landmark) (take a bearing)
-Headings (direction boat is pointing) (what is your heading)
Follow a Course - Direction you want to go
Dead Reckoning - Position figured from speed and time using chart and compass
Triangulation - Three bearings, crossing
Transits/Navigational or Natural Range -
-2 objects in a line, observe relation
Track = Actual
Distance Off - (Rate and Time)
-(aim above destination with ferry angle)
Rules of the Road
Boat Traffic, shipping lanes, small boat channels, group tactics, visibility, legal rules of road.
As a kayaker, be a defensive driver!
Speed made good.
Compass heads to magnetic, we use magnetic ring on chart.
Longitude lines are oriented true
Distance, direction, depth, coastal features, navigational aides, traffic lanes, fathoms or feet.
Buoys (color, shape, numbering, light)
Kayak Instruction Excellence (KIX)