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Re: Float Plan Central
"Self sufficiency is the key. "
Uh? In that case, throw out the EPIRB, SSB, VHF and cell phone, because they all rely on contacting someone else. The float plan is the only fail-safe version of that, because it is the only version that "goes off" even if all the equipment fails. Let's say your boat gets hit by lighting. All those electronics may be toasted, along with your engine, and oh yes, maybe the rigging isn't feeling so good either.
But the float plan still works.
I'm not compulsive about them but "If you haven't heard from me by a week Tuesday..." isn't real hard.