Marine Navigation

An Introduction to Fluxgate Compass

A compass is a device that helps to correctly pinpoint the geographical direction while on a sea going vessel. A fluxgate compass is a very important and unique tool in marine navigation as it does not operate automatically like other magnetic compasses. Technically a fluxgate compass is an electromagnetic compass which solves the purpose of a conventional compass.

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Marine Navigation

How Wind Indicators Help in Navigation?

A wind indicator is used on ships and boats to point the direction of the wind. It is also known as a windex. Wind indicators use the technology of weather vanes to point the correct direction of wind in the oceans.

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