In Bowditch We Trust…………

With my testing finally being over, I have to say the most valuable text for any mariner is without a doubt is Bowditch II. The glossary alone answered at least 30 questions between the couple of exams I took, and its list of formula’s can help you solve just about any question the USCG can throw at you. However this is just one text that I think should be in the professional library of any mariner. I’ve invested some money lately in reference books for exams and to have on hand. Aside from the USCG study books (1981 tide/current tables, 1981 nautical almanac, etc), I’ve got the following on my shelves.

– Bridge Resource Management for Small Ships, Daniel S. Parrott

– Formulae for the Mariner, Richard M. Plant

– Navigational Rules (Col Regs)

– Chart No. 1

– Stability and Trim for the Ships Officer, William E. George

– Shiphandling for the Mariner, Daniel H. MacElrevey

– International Code of Signals, NIMA

and of course, Bowditch II

About newenglandwaterman

1600 Master Near Coastal, Master of Towing Vessels, and a whole binder full of other pieces of paper. You can find me at the controls, hooked up and hard over, when I'm not at home playing with the dogs
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1 Response to In Bowditch We Trust…………

  1. Pat and Dick Moll says:

    Hey Waterman, we are enjoying your blog. Interesting, nicely written, and very good pictures.

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