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post #21 of Old 04-23-2013
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Re: Sleeping While at Sea

With two onboard we are able to keep reasonable watches. The person on watch stays awake (generally!) and checks for vessels every 10-15 minutes (to me 20 minutes is too long with the speed of some freighters, especially with visibility that is less than ideal). You can't judge the risk, ie number of boats, by distance offshore. Some very busy shipping lines are very far from shore, eg. between South Africa and Asia south of Madagascar, the number of ships going to Richards Bay and Durban is huge, plus all the ships going around the Cape.

Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).
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