basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

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basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Briggsy » Thu May 28, 2015 8:13 pm

Is anyone interested in a very basic navigation explanation evening on a Thursday night at Hingham? My idea is, on land, basic chart orientation, true north/magnetic north explanation, compass use with a hiking compass and deck mounted compass, ranges and dead reckoning, followed by a paddle in Hingham harbor demonstrating and using the on land theory.
I am not an instructor but understand chart and compass navigation and am willing to share what I know.
I was thinking of a group of either 6 or 8 (3 pairs or 4 pairs would work well) and I was thinking that newer members of the Wild Turkeys would maybe benefit. I figured the "old hands" would already know this stuff.
Not sure of any dates yet, just trying to gauge interest.
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Re: basic navigation

Postby Joy » Thu May 28, 2015 9:49 pm

Navigation is something I would like to learn. So It looks like I'm interested. Let me know.
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Re: basic navigation

Postby pat » Fri May 29, 2015 12:23 pm

I've taken a navigation class but have never had to put it to good use. What I've learned is likely very stale and I'd love to get in on this.
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Re: basic navigation

Postby Chip » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:27 am

I'm with Pat.
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Re: basic navigation

Postby Briggsy » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:29 pm

OK, I'm going to do a recon trip in Hingham harbor in the next week or so and will post something then. Never paddled Hingham Harbor so just want to get my bearings (pun intended).
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Re: basic navigation

Postby Tortoise » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:06 am

Hi Everyone I'd love to join the class. please count me in.

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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Briggsy » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:46 pm

Went to Hingham yesterday to scout the area and have picked Thursday 9th July as the date for a basic navigation/compass/chart skills evening(weather permitting). High tide at Hingham is 6.24pm and I am told that is perfect for launching from the beach.
I have a laminated chart for each person but you will need a hiking type compass like this
http://media.rei.com/media/726501.jpg
If you have a deck mounted compass as well, thats great, if not you don't need to get one just for this.
My plan is to get the boats ready to paddle. spend some time on land looking at various charts, learning how the compass works and aligning the charts with and without a compass, and practising taking bearings etc. Once on the water we will probably paddle around the closer islands using those skills and seeing how different it is on water under way. I don't see us paddling far, we probably won't make it as far as Bumpkin.
There is a limit of 8 people
Pat, Is a 5pm meet time too early for the Thursday gang, what is the usual time to meet there ?

So far Chip, Pat,Tortoise and Joy have said they are interested.

Thanks
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Ron » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:47 pm

I am interested.
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Joy » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:48 pm

Thanks Briggsy I'll be there. 5 o'clock .
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Ken R » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:33 pm

I would like to attend. I know how to navigate when I have a chart table and all the tools used when sailing on much larger boats but have never learned the minimalistic method used when kayaking.
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Briggsy » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:33 pm

I will be there at 5pm, but today some folks said 5.30 would be better, so I am aiming to start as soon after 5.30 as possilble.
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby twotrout » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:48 am

G morning.
I'd like to attend.

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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Briggsy » Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:15 am

One more space available....

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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Tortoise » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:47 pm

I would love to join and can be there for 5:30 with compass.

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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Ken R » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:08 pm

Briggsy,
Regretfully I must withdraw. I've got a medical test scheduled for Friday that requires preparation the day before.
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Chip » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:29 pm

Not sure if you counted me as in but I cannot make it on the 9th.
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Azane » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:50 pm

With "ins n outs" not sure if there are two openings left (Abby & moi)...90% certain we can attend. Sorry for late reply....

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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Briggsy » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:47 pm

OK, so now we have Joy, Tortoise, Ron, Pat, twotrout, Steve and Abby.
One more space available.......
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby KenW » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:57 pm

I'll take the last spot if I counted right

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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Briggsy » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:49 pm

Sounds good
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Azane » Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:01 pm

Thanks!
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Caryn » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:30 pm

I'm a new paddler to WT and would like to join you starting 7/9. If there's still room, may I also be a part of the compass/navigation "class"? Look forward to learning and paddling with you.

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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby pat » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:55 pm

Briggsy, sorry... something has come up and I'm going to have to drop out. This might open a slot for someone.
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Briggsy » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:33 pm

Hi Caryn, Pat has had to drop out so that leaves a space for you on Thursday.
For everyone, I intend to spend a fair bit of time on dry land so if you want to bring pen and paper to make notes it's up to you.
See you Thurs
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Caryn » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:46 am

Hi Briggsy,
Thanks and I'll see at the harbor!
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby twotrout » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:26 am

Apologies for late notice, I can't make it tonight.
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby zenman47 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:13 am

If it's not too late I would like to attend. I've had some experience but could use a refresher.

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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Ron » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:04 pm

Many thanks to Dave for trying to teach a bunch of turkeys how to find their way on the water.
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Azane » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:48 am

And thanks Briggsy for taking the evening to educate....time well spent, we learned a lot!

Cheers, S & A
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Briggsy » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:02 am

It was fun paddling with you all. I hope you managed to retain some of the information, the time seemed to fly by way to quickly. I think the most important things to try to remember is the latitude scale ( 1 nautical mile equals one sixtieth of a degree (1 minute) ) and that one knot is one nautical mile per hour. Also that our average speed is between 3 and 4 knots, you will have to time this yourself. If you know that, you can begin planning trips knowing how long it will take to get from A to B. As far as the compass goes, simply converting a compass bearing from the map to what you see around you is a useful skill. Practice is the key!!
The basic book I showed you is this one

http://www.amazon.com/Sea-Kayak-Navigat ... navigation

The source for charts is here

http://ocsdata.ncd.noaa.gov/BookletChar ... Charts.htm

scroll down and select your chart, then save as a pdf file on your computer and print the pages you need.

Caryn, I hope you enjoyed your first Wild Turkey paddle.

pm me with any nav questions any time

See you folks on the water some time
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Joy » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:10 am

Thank you Dave, I learned a lot.
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Re: basic navigation Thursday 9th July 2015

Postby Tortoise » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:48 pm

thank you Dave for a great evening. I really enjoyed it and I think with practice I might even be able to find my way around :) It was nice to see evryone too, my first time out wtih the group this year. Thanks everyone.


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