These books are located on the site for free and you should feel under no obligation to pay for them. However if you've found them useful and are able to do so, please consider dropping a donation to our site. The books are also available on Amazon.com for e-readers at the below price point.
Guide to Navigation Problems: $8.50
Guide to Basic Celestial Navigation: $2.99
Guide to Maneuvering Boards: $2.99
Bridge Refresher Book: $2.99
Where does your donation go? If you take a look at our "training" section, you can see that our training classes are priced at less than 50% of industry standard, because we are specifically looking to help Active Duty cuttermen get their merchant mariner license. Your donation goes to help defray costs for junior cuttermen.
Workbooks - View or Download
The Cutterman's Guide to Navigation Problems is a 300 page textbook that solves every type of navigational math problem on USCG licenses from 100 to 1600 tons on ocean routes. This book includes terrestrial and celestial navigation problems.
The Cutterman's Guide to Basic Celestial Navigation is a manual designed to help USCG bridge crews attain proficiency in celestial navigation. It includes sections on how to solve all eight of the required problems for large USCG cutters and OCONUS buoy tenders.
The Cutterman's Guide to Maneuvering Boards is a manual designed to help learn or refresh skills on the Mo-Board such as course/speed determination, single contact CPA, avoidance/intercept, and wind problems. This book is designed to work with the "Fundamentals of the Maneuvering Board" video series.
The Bridge Refresher Guide is a short guidebook on how to solve many of the common navigation problems encountered in day-to-day operations such as wind calculations, basic celestial navigation, and basic maneuvering boards.