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Wish you could go around the world and explore its hidden side? Then the right place is Caernarfon Harbour. Explore the land and water at the same time!

Caernarfon Harbour destinations

VICTORIA DOCK

The Victorian Dock located in Melbourne is one of the best places that you have to visit, if you love travelling by water. 

LANDERNE PIER

One place that is suitable for both business and fun. The Landerne Pier is one of the prominent tourists spots located close to the Victorian Dock.

Different Types of Marine Navigation and Monitoring

With the introduction of electronics and technology, navigation on waters has become much simpler and easier. There are many advanced navigation equipment which are used today, and they provide accurate data for your navigation. The following are some of the types of marine navigation and monitoring systems:

Gyrocompass:

A gyrocompass lets you find the right direction, and it points to the exact north. A gyrocompass is not affected by any external magnetic field, and thus the repeat system is easier to find.

Radar:

Radars are used to identify other moving ships in the water body and to determine the distance from the boat to the land. It is also used to identify any other floating objects in the water which may cause harm to the navigation of your boat.

Auto Pilot:

AutoPilot is used for controlling the ship from another location. Autopilot is a combination of the mechanical, electrical and hydraulic system.

ARPA:

ARPAs are automatic radars and it lets you know the position of the other ships that are near you. These automatic radars are designed in such a way that it will find the position of the ships near you and suggest a suitable navigation course so that there will not be any kind of collision.

Tracking id:

Tracking ids are similar to Automatic radars, and they let you know the position of the objects that are near you, and it allows you to plan for a safer and collision-free navigation.

Log device:

The log device allows you to determine the speed and the distance traveled by the boat from point A to point B. By using the log device, the ETA for the journey is calculated, and this information is given to the port agents and other authorities.

Echo Sounder:

Echo Sounder allows you to measure the depth of the water by sending out sound waves.

ECDIS:

Electronic charts are used to find the route for your navigation. The crew will be able to pinpoint various locations in the charts, and you can get directions in a much easier way.

Identification systems:

An automatic identification system tells you where your ship is located currently. It also tells you the location of other ships near you. The automatic identification systems are also used to receive and send messages between ships.

Angle Indicator:

As the name suggests, the angle indicator indicted the angle of the rudder.

Data Recorder:

The data recorder records all the vital information that related to the navigation and the operation of the boat. The data recorder also has a voice recording system, and these are the ones which are used for investigation when a vessel meets with an accident.

Navigation lights:

All vessels need navigation lights especially if it is navigating during the night times.

Pilot card:

The pilot card is a small booklet which is given to the pilot, and the book consists of various dimensions, turning circles, propulsion equipment instructions etc.

How Do You Navigate a Boat?

If you happen to be a boat owner, it is necessary for you to learn how to navigate a boat. One might think that it is about getting from one place to another, but it is not that simple, the entire process has so much more challenges than just placing the bow in the right direction. Navigation in water is a lot different from how you navigate on roads. The waterbody can never be predicted and fog, darkness, and haze will block your vision.

Traditional Navigation:

The standard traditional navigation tool includes a compass, which would tell you the direction, charts (maps), parallel rules, compass dividers (used for measuring distances in the charts) and a stopwatch.

Locating your position:

The first step in navigation in water is to identify where you are currently. You can do this by looking at the surroundings or by glancing at the charts. Locating your position might be easy when you are familiar with the surroundings, but when you are not familiar with the surroundings, you need to triangulate the position of the boat. To do this you need to identify three landmarks that are visible, and it must also be marked in your chart. These landmarks need to be located far apart from each other.

Creating the route to your destination:

Once you have spotted out your location, you must next focus on creating the route for your navigation. The creation of a route is quite simple, and all you have to do is take out your parallel ruler and place it on your location and draw a straight line on the path you want to go in the water. You need to make use of the compass to get the bearing which corresponds to the line that you have drawn. You need to continue to draw parallel lines till it intersects with the destination point.

Reciprocal course:

The reciprocal course is quite simple to do, but it is an important task. You must know the reciprocal course so that you can go back to the place you started. The reverse of your course will be 180 degrees. If your initial course is less than 180 degrees, you need to add 180 to get the reverse of your navigation. If it is more than 180 degrees, you will have to subtract and get the reciprocal.

Ded Reckoning:

Ded reckoning is when you are navigation from a known position to your destination. You will have to track your position and also make necessary changes in the speed to reach your destination.

Boat navigation can be risky, and thus you need to make sure that you have all the necessary things with you that will help you in taking you from point A to point B. Make sure that you have a compass and all the necessary charts ready. Also, check the weather forecast and plan your navigation accordingly.

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