If we are passage-making, in or out of inlets, offshore or out of our home waters, then we are monitoring 16. If we are daysailing in our protected inland waters, then we are not. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
The sinking boat I assisted was half a mile from the entrance to my marina. Seems like boats are less likely to have dingies, EPIRB's, etc. for a day sail, yet the water temp is still in the 50's in the SF Bay.