Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
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Maine, I appreciate the need for a proper deviation card in lots of situations, but I also suspect there are many sailors who are almost never in such situations. Day sailors in inland waters who never go out when there's a potential for fog, and carry a GPS... they've (we've) pretty much got it covered.
You're in BC. The last time I sailed up in that area I found the fog banks to appear just as they do in Maine from out of nowhere.
7:00 am beautiful crisp blue sky day
8:00 am NOAA confirms beautiful high pressure weather
9:00 am Sailing out of the Fox Isle Thorofare we see this
By 9:20 we were in pea soup for the next 5 hours.... I guess it depends where you sail. In Maine if you don't take navigation seriously you can get into big trouble!!
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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