How to Navigate Using Bow and Beam Bearing


Capt. Bill Pike shows you how to safely navigate you boat using bow and beam bearing navigation (also known as dead reckoning).

2 thoughts on “How to Navigate Using Bow and Beam Bearing

  1. Dead reckoning is a useful technique of plotting positions and bearings even when your electronic are working. This is a simple method to plot estimated and fixed positions when there is a mark that a bearing can be taken. Then if your electronics fail you always know where you are on the chart.

  2. Makes you really appreciate how comparatively easy we have it compared to those who plied the seas with nothing more than a compass, bow and chart.

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