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Re: Is sleeping OK?
George - good posting.
This summer I brought a Vic Maui boat back to Vancouver. We (crew of 6, then 5 - another story) saw a a couple of cargo ships. They were not of much concern as they were a long way off. We did see a significant number of vessels engaged in fishing (mainly tuna) mid ocean. We contacted a couple and one contacted us. In a couple of cases we were unable to establish contact. Not only did we have to dodge the vessels, we had to dodge the buoys marking the nets.
We were also dodging debris, most small bits styrofoam, fishing floats, oil bottles, water bottles, etc.. We saw one piece of dock 1'X1'X15' and we had a piece of fishing net go under the boat. Both were in daylight. We had a radio net for the return, other boats saw overturned hulls; one 23-30 feet, one 50 feet.
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Last edited by jackdale; 09-24-2012 at 03:33 PM.