Mariner's Compass Seminar

 

Mariner's Compass

Even in the electronics age, a compass is essential for safe boating.  Learn how to select and install a compass on your boat, which features are most important and what will work best for you, how to deal with variation between true and magnetic north, and how to adjust your compass to remove most of the deviation caused by local magnetic influences.  This is an essential seminar for all boaters. You'll also receive Student Notes with copies of slides. A copy of the USPS Guide Mariner’s Compass is optionally available. 

What's included?

  • Compass types 
  • Compass selection
  •  Compass errors
  •  Earth's magnetic forces
  • Magnetic variation 
  • Deviation
  • Installation on your boat
Using GPS

 

 

Skills

Compass use

  

Time

Approximately 2 hours

Cost

Varies; members get a discount