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Old 29 December 2006, 04:42   #1
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Useful Books and info

Can anyone recommend any useful books to get for use of Radio equipment, GPS equipment, Also general rules of boating as well as cruising?

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Old 29 December 2006, 05:35   #2
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For VHF, I think Tim Bartletts new book (available from the RYA shop - www.rya.org.uk) is pretty good.
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Can anyone recommend any useful books to get for use of Radio equipment, GPS equipment, Also general rules of boating as well as cruising?
US-centric, I think, but "Chapman Piloting" is pretty good. There are now about 3 or 4 variations ("C P and small boat handling", "C P and Seamanship", etc., but CP was and remains, I think the "boating bible" over here.)

Should be able to find it on Amazon pretty easily. Retail price is near $60, but a lot of places clear them out fairly regularly (I think I paid $28 for mine, and was promptly informed that someone else picked up a copy the same day for $19.)

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The Almanac has a lot of useful info for Navigation and Radio Ettiquette.


Fernhurst do a good range of self help books! you may also find that the Manuals of the equipment, although tedious to read, are packed with info
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