Originally Posted by jackdale
Paul - you know I am unarmed. I met the other sailboat at the float.
If I have a forced choice between radar and a chartplotter, I will go with radar.
I require radar on any boat that I take offshore. I do like a simple GPS with lat long. When I rendezvoused with the container ship last summer the simple GPS got me to the location. AIS did help me to spot the container ship 25 miles away.
Right, I thought about that after I posted, wrong boat. All the great navigation tools available now. When my dad and I had a commercial salmon troller out of San Francisco we had a compass and an auto pilot, which made for some scary times going out the ship channel in the fog. No gun on board?