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post #5 of Old 01-14-2014
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Re: The Magenta Line Is Back

This is a good news. The new "magenta line" will be improved but it will take years to undo the errors that are now contained in the old one. Regardless, it's never going to be inerrant and should never have been treated that way in the past nor should it be in the future. I can't believe that people would actually ignore markers to religiously follow the magenta line but I saw a boat this year that had gone on the wrong side of two markers and was sitting on bottom because they had done just that.

There are many areas along the ICW where if there was no magenta line prudent mariners would have put there own such as through large inlets like St. Simons sound in Georgia or through the marsh country of Georgia and northern Florida. You would have a great deal of difficulty doing these areas with seat of the pants navigation.
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