We've just returned from a week's sailing in Mexico on a boat with a chartplotter
, latest available "charts" and radar
. The official charts
of the Mexican coast are appallingly bad.... every where we anchored the plotter showed us to be up to a 1/2 nm "inland".
Making a landfall (or simply negotiating a group of islets or a headland) in the dark in this region without radar
would be scary as hell. Radar
is so much more than a tool for collision avoidance with another vessel.