Local Knowledge The Skipper’s Reference — Tacoma to Ketchikan


Part of the Fine Edge Nautical Knowledge Series
By Kevin Monahan

 

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PART I NAVIGATION TABLES

Table 1 Distance Tables
Instructions

1-1 INSIDE PASSAGE PLANNING TABLE, TACOMA TO PORT HARDY
1-2 Anacortes to Tacoma—including Hood Canal
1-3 Juan de Fuca Strait and Haro Strait
1-4 San Juan Islands
1-5 Gulf Islands
1-6 Fraser River, Burrard Inlet, and Howe Sound
1-7 Sunshine Coast, Malaspina Strait, and Jervis Inlet
1-8 Nanaimo to Cape Mudge and Islands in the Northern Portion of Georgia Strait
1-9 Georgia Strait
1-10 Desolation Sound, Malaspina Inlet, and Toba Inlet
1-11 Cape Mudge to Stuart Island
1-12 Bute Inlet to Port Neville
1-13 Knight Inlet and Tribune Channel
1-14 Johnstone Strait and Discovery Passage
1-15 Channels East of Queen Charlotte Strait
1-16 Queen Charlotte Strait

1-17 INSIDE PASSAGE PLANNING TABLE, PORT HARDY TO KETCHIKAN
1-18 Smith Sound, Smith Inlet, and Rivers Inlet
1-19 Safety Cove to Bella Bella
1-20 Bella Bella to Butedale
1-21 Caamano Sound, Wright Sound, and Douglas Channel
1-22 Queen Charlotte Sound and Hecate Strait
1-23 Caamano Sound to Chatham Sound
1-24 Chatham Sound to Stewart
1-25 Dixon Entrance

Table 2 Managing Tidal Rapids
2-1 General Principles for Managing Tidal Rapids
2-2 Johnstone Strait and Adjacent Tidal Rapids
2-3 Table of Specific Strategies for Managing Tidal Rapids on the Inside Passage

Table 3 Time, Speed and Distance
3-1 To Determine Time When Speed and Distance Are Known
3-2 Time, Speed, and Distance Nomogram
3-3 To Determine Speed When Time and Distance Are Known

Table 4 Tidal Change over Time

Table 5 Estimating Distance

Table 6 Angular Measure
6-1 Rule of Thumb for Estimating Horizontal Angles
6-2 To Determine the Angular Separation when the Range is Known
6-3 To Determine the Range when the Angular Separation is Known

Table 7 Estimating Distance of Ships
7-1 Distance of Ships as Determined by their Angular Length.
7-2 Distance of Ships as Determined by their Angular Width

Table 8 Relative Size of Ships at Various Chart Scales

Table 9 The Visible and Radar Horizons at Sea
9-1 Maximum Detectable Range to a Radar Target in Nautical Miles
9-2 Distance of Visible Horizon by Height of Eye
9-3 Distance of Radar Horizon by Height of Scanner
9-4 Maneuvering Board

PART II UNIT CONVERSIONS

Table 10 Knots/Miles per Hour/Kilometers per Hour Nautical Miles/Statute Miles/Kilometers
Table 11 Nautical Miles/Meters
Table 12 Meters/Fathoms/Feet
Table 13 Decimal Minutes/Seconds
December 1, 2008 Table 15 Litres/Imperial Gallons/US Gallons
Table 16 Millibars/Kilopascals/Inches of Mercury/Millimeters of Mercury
Table 17 Useful Conversion Factors

PART III WEATHER AND ENVIRONMENTAL TABLES
Table 18 The Beaufort Wind Scale

Table 19 Weather Fronts and Frontal Passage
19-1 About Mid-Latitude (Temperate) Depressions
19-2 Cross Section through a Typical Temperate Depression

Table 20 Wind and Wave Tables

Table 21 Cold Water and Wind Chill Effects
21-1 Hypothermia Field Treatment guide
21-2 Survival Time in Cold Water Due to Hypothermia
21-3 Cold Water Immersion
21-4 Wind Chill Tables

Table 22 Weather Broadcasts and Forecast Areas
22-1 Environment Canada Mariner’s Guide
22-2 Alaska and Washington VHF Weather Forecasts

PART IV ANCHORS, ROPE, WIRE ROPE, AND CHAIN

Table 23 Safe Working Loads
23-1 Maximum Safe Working Loads of Rope, Wire Rope, and Chain
23-2 Rule of Thumb for Estimating Safe Working Load of Fiber Ropes
23-3 Loss of Strength for Various Angles of Pull

Table 24 Rope, Wire Rope, and Chain
24-1 Weight of Rope, Wire Rope, and Chain
24-2 Length of Rope on a Reel

Table 25 Anchor Tables
25-1 Wind Pressure Table
25-2 Wind Speed vs. Anchor Loads

Table 26 Holding Power Values for Sizing Anchor Hardware

Table 27 Length of Anchor Rode/Swinging Radius for Various Depths

PART V COMMUNICATIONS AND COLLISION AVOIDANCE

Table 28 VHF Channel Assignments in Canada and the United

Table 29 Vessel Traffic Services
29-1 Vancouver VTS Zone Sector 1 and Seattle Traffic
29-2 Vancouver VTS Zone Sector 4 and Tofino VTS Zone
29-3 Vancouver VTS Zone Sectors 2 and 3
29-4 Prince Rupert VTS Zone Sectors 1 and 2

Table 30 Whistle Signals

PART VI MISCELLANEOUS TABLES

Table 31 Galvanic Corrosion and the Galvanic Series

Table 32 Electrical Tables
32-1 Lead-Acid Batteries
32-2 Wiring Colour Codes for Low-Voltage DC Systems
32-3 Conductor Sizes for Low-Voltage Circuits

Table 33 Estimating the Weight of Fish
33-1 To Estimate Weight of Pacific Halibut by Length
33-2 To Estimate the Weight of Pacific Salmon by Length and Girth

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