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When will "red right returning" get you into trouble in IALA System B?

Local rules of buoyage (AKA the upstream rules)

- returning from seaward
- moving toward to the headwaters of a river
- entering a harbour
- travelling in the same direction of the flood current.

These can be superseded by the General Direction of Buoyage which is clockwise around continents.

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With respect to chart colours

Sail on the white stuff, anchor on the blue stuff, drink on the brown stuff.

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If you'll note none of the ones I gave are ever always true. Glad to see I made my point
That's why they are called "rules of thumb" instead of "facts".

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A good rule of thumb when anchoring: 5 to 7 times the depth of the water at high tide and if you have to go out to 10 times the depth it is time to find another anchorage.
Plus an anchor light isn't all that bright so light your boat up like a christmas tree to be easier to be seen.

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Re: Rules of thumb

Running a power boat you want at least twice your draft to go more then idle engines. Unless you got wheels.
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Re: Rules of thumb

The three minute rule -- at one knot you move 100 yards in three minutes...
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