The Art of Pilotage

The Art of Pilotage

by JohnMellor (Author)


Covering the complex and often subtle business of navigating through dangerous inshore waters - also known as piloting - this book looks at a type of navigation that is different from the more straightforward variety used when sailing offshore and illustrates the particular approach and techniques that are required. The book includes sample charts and pilotage plans and looks at the planning of the pilotage, making the landfall, reading signs in the water, fixing position by eye, dangers encountered inshore, the use of transits and clearing lines, entering harbour, blind pilotage in fog, and even piloting without a chart. Other aspects of pilotage such as negotiating shipping lanes and avoiding lobster pots and other vessels are covered.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: David & Charles
Published: 31 Aug 1990

ISBN 10: 0715394967
ISBN 13: 9780715394960