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post #13 of Old 09-20-2013
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Re: Solo Offshore Overnight- Advice Sought

I have crossed between Florida and the Bahamas a few times. There is NO WAY I would do what you are planning. Bank sleep before you leave and keep a good lookout as you cross that busy shipping lane.

If you get into a situation on a longer passage where you have to sleep and there is a risk of other vessels, sleep during the day and keep a lookout at night.

If you anchor on the Banks for a sleep get off the rhumb line between waypoints and make sure you are well lit.
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