Originally Posted by rockDAWG
I had a close encounter of the Ass Boat on our way to Placencia at nite around 11 pm. It was a wake call for me, since then I have been searching a way to improve my survival at sea.
I found this:
It is not most ideal, but it is better than relying on myself 24/7.
Originally Posted by jackdale
Radar? Not all boats carry AIS of any sort.
The problem is that there are no technical solution that will replace proper lookout.
You can have an AIS with a alarm set for CPA.
You can have a Radar with ARPA, automatic target acquisition and CPA alarm.
But both systems are imperfect
There are boats w/o AIS transponders.
The ARPA system can miss some targets.