United States Power Squadrons®

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Using GPS MaterialsUSING GPS

Sure, GPS can get you where you need to go, but did you know you can use it to steer your boat accurately?  Enhance your boating experience by getting the most out of today's feature-packed GPS devices.  Learn how to store and use waypoints, build and execute routes, and monitor steering.  You can also get tips on connecting your GPS to your VHF marine radio, which opens up a new world of digital hailing and distress signaling. The seminar materials include a copy of the Student Notes.  A waterproof McGraw-Hill Captain’s QuickGuide Using GPS to take aboard to remind you of the steps, or to show another of your crew how to use your GPS, is optionally available.

What's Included?
  • What GPS does
  • Waypoint navigation
  • How to operate your GPS
  • What the buttons do
  • What the screens show
  • How to use the key functions
  • How to navigate safe course
  • Tips on choosing a GPS that’s best for you

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