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Re: Is sleeping OK?
David - my preferred watch system is a Modified Swedish. 6,6,5,4,3 (starting at 0600). I use it as a matter of course. The crew gets a great rest. I might start my having the most bagged out crew member get some sleep then phase that system in.
BTW - there really are no shipping channels / lanes in the middle of nowhere. The big boats take the shortest route, barring weather. You can expect to run into traffic just about anywhere. I went through a tuna fishing fleet this summer about 800 miles north of Hawaii . That got my attention.
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