Re: Is sleeping OK?
For coastal cruising, where you need to stay up for close to 24 hours, if you prepare by getting all the sleep possible before-hand and timing the passage right so that you are freshest during the night hours, you can pretty easily stay alert for 24 hours. There is just too much traffic possible anywhere near shore to catnap. Things like tugs with barges in tow, fishing vessels, and tankers can ruin your day. They move FAST!
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.