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Required Materials

    The online Coastal Nav Course requires the same set of materials we use in our classroom and home study courses.

    The package consists of our Course Book, book of Chart Problems (which includes selections from Coast Pilot, Tide and Current Tables, Light List, and Notices to Mariners) and a paper copy of chart 18465 Tr, as well as four echarts and an electonic chart viewing program, with built in GPS simulator, as well as a complete electronic copy of Bowditch and other references. You can see more discussion of this set of materials in our Inland and Coastal Navigation Home Study Course section.

    That purchase also includes a Navigator's WebCard, which provides access to the online Discussion groups and Resources for a period of 6 months. You also get an automatic 6-month extension to your WebCard when you register for the course.

    We also use Chart No 1 and the Navigation Rules in this course. Electronic copies are included in the electronic version of the course materials, and we include links to these online in the Online Library section of the Resources.

    Plotting tools required are parallel rulers and dividers. The tools are discussed in more detail in the Lessons that use them and in the general plotting tools section.

    You can purchase these materials online here or at several navigation supply outlets worldwide. The course materials are also available in a printed format alone or electronic media alone at reduced prices.You can use any of the three options with the online course (full course, paper only, or electronic only).

    Note that in either case, the materials package is a complete, stand-alone course in navigation in its own right. These same materials have been used by many thousands of navigators to learn inland and coastal navigation long before we had the online course. The online courses are simply designed to enhance your learning with scheduled assignments that are annotated and explained by an instructor, just as we do in our classroom course, along with direct feedback from fellow students and the instructor on the subjects at hand.

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