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Re: Tips on Watch Standing
If in shipping lanes, no distractions, no books etc. Constant scan (that's what watch means).
"Shipping lanes" outside of the funnel effect of major ports and inlets is a phrase that doesn't mean much anymore. There certainly are higher traffic areas, but the shipping lanes (not VTS zones) don't really exist.
Clean the cockpit at relief, no debris (some people need to be told that). On coming watch determines when it's clean enough.
Darn tootin'. Books, hats, gloves, and water bottles with a couple of inches in the bottom all over the boat makes me nuts. Police yourself and keep a small footprint.
sail fast and eat well, dave
beware "cut and paste" sailors.
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