SailNet Community - View Single Post - Run down by a Tug or Barge
View Single Post
  #16  
Old 01-29-2013
dabnis dabnis is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Truckee, CA
Posts: 7,511
Thanks: 2
Thanked 109 Times in 107 Posts
Rep Power: 8
dabnis is on a distinguished road
Re: Run down by a Tug or Barge

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
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?

Paul T
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook