Using GPS
You have a GPS or
chart plotter on your
boat, but do you really
know how it works or
what it can or can't do?
The seminar also shows you how to operate your GPS Ė what the buttons do, what the screens show, and how to access the functions you need. A handheld GPS is used as the demonstration model, but all GPS receivers function similarly. By the time you have completed the seminar, you will be able to store waypoints into your GPS, activate them for navigation, and use GPS to keep you on a safe, pre-qualified course of your choosing. Youíll also get some tips for choosing a GPS if you donít currently own one. You will get a copy of the waterproof McGraw-Hill Captainís Quick Guide Using GPS to take aboard to remind you of the steps, or to show another of your crew how to use your GPS.
GPS has become a common tool for navigation. However using GPS on the water is distinctly different from a moving map display in your car.

This seminar explains the principles of waypoint navigation which you will use. It then shows you how to relate the GPS to your charts which provide essential information about what is around you.