Compass Headings
Dedicated to raisng the bar

  The Checklist:

Weather Planning
& Resources

Spare Parts &
Boat Outfit

& Equipment

Celestial Navigation
Vessel Conduct
Rules of the Road

Safety Equipment &
Vessel Paperwork

Trip Planning
Maneuvering, Anchoring
& Enroute Checks

Bar Entrances, Passes
& Narrows

Distances Reference
Mariner Math
Port Information
Panama Canal

Vessel Delivery
Selecting a Vessel
Selling Your Boat
Service Providers

Purchase Checklist
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The quality of your boating experience is directly related to the quality of your maintenance, preparation, decision making and trip execution. From Alaska to the Antilles, from Cabo to the Chesapeake - As well as maintenance, maneuvering, trip Planning and Troubleshooting - I hope you find this guide useful.

Always plan ahead, always think ahead.Chris Couch

Thank you,

Captain Chris Couch

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The Vanishing Art of Navigation
by Captain Chris Couch.
Connect with the vanishing arts of navigation and the spirit of the sea with The Lost Horizon and the poetry of Chris Couch.