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Re: Is sleeping OK?

[QUOTE=jameswilson29;927644](snippage)At 7 miles at night, I should be able to see a commercial ship and it may see me if we are both displaying the required lights, unless visibility is obscured. QUOTE]

While I would think that most likely the commercial ship would be visible to the sailor at 7 miles, it might not work both ways at that distance. Even the ship's lights are only required to be visible for 6 miles, and a vessel less than 20 meters the requriements are 3 miles, or less. Hence, lights found on smaller vessels are not nearly as bright.

Maybe a stretch to think the difference would cause a collision, but it can't be ruled out. Anyway, like you said, the sailor would likely see the ship 7 miles out, and take action at that time. Standing on in such a circumstance would be foolhardy.

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Re: Is sleeping OK?

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And where on earth is the photo taken with all the tree's?
That's in the gorge headed up the Rio Dulce...

Technically, I suppose Lago Izabal was about the furthest south and west I made it that winter...



I hung at Mario's Marina for about 10 days, definitely a Hotel California kind of place... Most of those kroozers are NEVER leaving there... (grin)

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Re: Is sleeping OK?

Jon, GREAT photos! Can you tell me what that "don't) sign on the dock is?
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Jon, GREAT photos! Can you tell me what that "don't) sign on the dock is?
That would have been a "No Handguns Allowed" ...

Security is a real issue in the Rio, I was there just a few months before the murder of an American cruiser, anchored just across the river... No way I'd anchor there, Mario's had 2 security guys with rifles patrolling the docks and grounds all night long...

I'm glad I visited the Rio when I did, I won't be taking my boat back to that corner of the Caribbean again...
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That's what I thought it was, thanks. I wouldn't either, with or without!
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Re: Is sleeping OK?

Earlier in this thread, I referred to Dr. Claudio Stampi, the guru on achieving maximum performance on minimal amounts of sleep...

Here's a link to an article from OUTSIDE that details his work with sailors, an offers a general overview of his research:

Dr. Claudio Stampi | Endurance | OutsideOnline.com
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That would have been a "No Handguns Allowed" ...
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So, then an AR or shotgun slung over the shoulder OK?
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Re: Is sleeping OK?

I'd like to thank everyone who responded. I was hoping to get maybe 5 or 10 replies. I had a few other questions but I think I'll wait a little bit.
So if I understand what everyone was saying it is that it is legal to sail single-handed across the Atlantic... you just can't sleep while doing it.
I kind of like Capt. Aaron's logic, and it's too bad we couldn't put a strobe light on top of the mast, after all how many of us have seen an airliner at 50,000 feet in the night sky? But perhaps a rotating becon would be a good idea?
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Re: Is sleeping OK?

A rotating beacon, at a distance or in lower visibility conditions, is still just a flashing light, and flashing lights have other meanings.
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Re: Is sleeping OK?

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A rotating beacon, at a distance or in lower visibility conditions, is still just a flashing light, and flashing lights have other meanings.
That is correct. Such lights are to be avoided.

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Rule 36 - Signals to Attract Attention

If necessary to attract the attention of another vessel, any vessel may make light or sound signals that cannot be mistaken for any signal authorized elsewhere in these Rules, or may direct the beam of her searchlight in the direction of the danger, in such a way as not to embarrass any vessel. Any light to attract the attention of another vessel shall be such that it cannot be mistaken for any aid to navigation. For the purpose of this Rule the use of high intensity intermittent or revolving lights, such as strobe lights, shall be avoided.
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