Are You Sailing Into a Magnetic Storm?

Visit http://www.skippertips.com for more boating safety sailing tips like these. When's the last time you checked your navigation notes for magnetic disturbances? Did you know that these powerful natural forces can throw you off course by six degrees or more? Unlock this little-known navigation secret for safer sailing or cruising along a coastline. Captain John with 25+ years of experience shows you the no-nonsense cruising skills you need for safer sailing worldwide. Visit his website at https://www.skippertips.com and sign up for his highly popular Sailing Tip of the Week. Discover how you can gain instant access to hundreds of sailing articles, videos, FREE e-Books and much more!

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Visit http://www.skippertips.com for more boating safety sailing tips like these. When's the last time you checked your navigation notes for magnetic disturbances? Did you know that these powerful natural forces can throw you off course by six degrees or more? Unlock this little-known navigation secret for safer sailing or cruising along a coastline. Captain John with 25+ years of experience shows you the no-nonsense cruising skills you need for safer sailing worldwide. Visit his website at https://www.skippertips.com and sign up for his highly popular Sailing Tip of the Week. Discover how you can gain instant access to hundreds of sailing articles, videos, FREE e-Books and much more!

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William Victor
William Victor - 3 years ago
Thanks, John. A couple of questions for you; do they give you any trouble after plotting, and what causes them ?
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Captain John's Skipper Tips - 3 years ago
William, plot in the usual way. Just allow for error as described in the vicinity of the magnetic anomaly. As in this example, the area of the anomaly will be quite small. The chart note will be quite specific. See this reference that explains more about a magnetic anomaly: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_anomaly
Bob Linton
Bob Linton - 3 years ago
How odd. What would cause this?
Bob Linton
Bob Linton - 3 years ago
Captain John's Skipper Tips Wow! How very cool! Thank you for sharing! I had no idea there was such a thing!
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Captain John's Skipper Tips - 3 years ago
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Captain John's Skipper Tips - 3 years ago
Bill, I would use electronics (GPS; radar; depth sounder) along with the paper chart. The more verification the better. And, of course, allow for error in the track. That's mainly to check for dangers in the path. These anomalies cover just a small area, so the chart note will specify the warning zone.
LinuxUser119
LinuxUser119 - 3 years ago
Thanks for another good tip.
I only use paper charts, but the other day I was asked to crew on a American flagged 42' Endeavor for a 4 hr charter in the Carib. As we approached the anchorage, I warned the skipper about a reef I'd seen when I'd been anchored there last September. It was clearly marked on my chart although without a ground swell it is covered by a couple of feet.
I could see it, because I knew where to look, and I was on the foredeck.
He looked at his expensive chart plotter, and assured me there was no reef! I suggested he zoom in on the plotter, and watched his face as he saw a 30' reef appear about 50m away on the screen. So no harm done, and I hope he has learned from this experience to trust eyeball navigation and local knowledge, rather than just an electronic aid that was not set up correctly.
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Captain John's Skipper Tips - 3 years ago
Interesting story. One of the best rules of thumb I know is to always use the largest scale chart available. Electronic displays often do not give the same detail as a large scale paper chart. You are restricted to the size of the display. Nautical charts should always be used to verify and confirm the electronic display. Charts should be corrected and updated with the weekly Notice to Mariners.

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