Reciprocal Course

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There are situations where it is useful to quickly and precisely derive a reverse course.  The scariest scenario is a man overboard when shorthanded.  A smaller facility (less than 26 feet LOA) only requires the coxswain and one crewmember aboard.  While underway, the crewmember might go over the side without the coxswain/helmsperson even realizing it.  […]

How Far Away is that Waypoint?

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Imagine you are on patrol and your OPCON contacts you to respond to a boater who needs assistance at a given location.  Where is that waypoint and how do you get there?  Of course you are familiar with your chartplotter and can enter that waypoint and get underway.  But with just a few seconds of […]