Fix position introduction 1

In this lesson you will learn various methods used to determine your boats’s position, known as a Fix.
A fix is the boats’s position or location on earth at a given point in time.
We can determine a fix by intersecting two or more Lines of Positions (LOPs), either straight or curved, simultaneously.
A Fix can be obtained by using any of the following methods: By combining cross compass bearings, by combining a bearing and a visual range, or by combining a bearing and a contour line.
A fix can also be obtained by combining two or more distances, combining a distance and a visual range, by combining a light house bearing and range, considering the rising or falling of the light on the horizon, or by combining a bearing and a vertical distance of a light house.