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Re: Circumnavigation without instruments

Originally Posted by Hartley18 View Post
Hey, it ain't that bad!.... (actually, on second thought, maybe it is) but it's all that some of us have to play in.

To be safe you just need to:
1. Have checked the weather forecast AND the tides before exiting "The Rip".
2. Have nice day (for the purposes of this exercise, storms, rain, high winds, night and/or fog are NOT classed as "nice days"!)
3. Hope like H*** you know EXACTLY where you are in relation to those cliffs at all times!

EDIT: Please ignore Aaron's well-meaning advice to just "sail past it and turrn north when you don't see it any more". Here's a listing I found of a few who've tried that over the decades...
Indeed, and with any luck I will have the opportunity to ignore my own advice and visit the area. If I find my self there I will certainly have 2 chart plotters, a radar, ais, paper chart, 3 compass', rdf, and a flock of caged sparrow's to let fly free and follow!

" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"

Last edited by Capt.aaron; 03-01-2013 at 08:09 AM.
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