SailNet Community - View Single Post - Knock Downs
Thread: Knock Downs
View Single Post
post #255 of Old 12-28-2011
Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,470
Thanks: 5
Thanked 120 Times in 108 Posts
Rep Power: 11
No chart here

Originally Posted by Ninefingers View Post
Hey Killarney,

Bear with me as I am learning. I think I see the channel you are referring to. Only the green marker is lit. Why not the red as well.

Also, once you spot your entrance do you line yourself up with the white lit markers (10 miles ahead?), or do you just try to pick your way through the remaining unlit markers? Or both?
I can't check a chart of that area and tell you. On the chart it should say what the range of the various lights is (this is in good conditions but at least you should have some idea when you might see them). If you can see two lights you can take bearings and confirm what the software is saying. Once you know where you are, you can usually find a course to, or near, your destination. Best to err on the side where there is the least problem. (Sorry I don't have chart to give you specifics). In any case, the best advice is to time your arrival for daytime. With a boat of your speed this would suggest an overnighter.

Finishing our major refit. Our trip to Newfoundland is off because it is too late. Hoping to go to the North Channel instead.
killarney_sailor is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome