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Module 03 - Before Heading Out

Using a Compass

You can use a magnetic compass to determine your direction, and your position on a marine chart.  A magnetic compass must be carried on board boats which are more than 8m in length, and which are not within sight of navigation aids.

Remember: Take extra care when using a compass! A magnetic compass can be affected when in the proximity of metallic and electrical devices and may provide false information.

 

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Boat in the water with people sitting aboard
Hunter with a bow in tall grass at dusk
Man on yellow ATV riding through dirt tracks
Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
Three individuals backpacking across a yellow, grassy plain

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