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Navigating with GPS and mobile devices course

The way you find your way at sea is very different from land and air navigation.

GPS for Mariners is a modern learning experience that focuses on the GPS equipment typically owned by the recreational boater.

A charge of $40.00 will cover tuition and lunch.

Course will be held at: Dixon Ahl Community Hall

2200 NE 38th Street

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Take I-95 to Sample Road. East on Sample to 22nd Ave. which is East of US1, left on 22nd Ave. to the building.

You may contact Carlos M. Arenas at (731) 907-0307 or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


  • How did we navigate before GPS?
  • Marine Navigation Primer - A serious matter
  • How does the GPS Service find your position
  • Types of Receivers: Handheld, Fixed, Tablets, Smartphones, Combos
  • Principles of GPS navigation
  • Receiver setup: UNAVOIDABLE
  • Using a GPS receiver, data entry and sharing
  • Satellite Screen
  • Highway screen
  • Compass Screen
  • Map Screen
  • Route Planning: Pre Qualifying legs
  • Avoidance and Landmarks
  • Crosstrack error and staying on the safe path
  • Alarms
  • Interaction with other equipment: Radar, VHF, Depth Sounder, Autopilot.
  • Mounting and Networking considerations.
  • You may be able to buy "GPS for Mariners” textbook on site at $20.00 for future reference.