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Lights and Recognition (Software ?)
Boasun's most recent post (Dec 27 09) on the Rules of the Road thread was about identifying water traffic using only the lights seen from your own boat, and it made me wonder - is there training software that simulates boat lights and channel markers that we can practice with so we can identify situations like the one that Boasun is posting about ? Some configurations of lights are probably hard to identify when all you have to go on are the lights, something like a boat pulling a barge, or a few boats sailing along behind one another through a channel, it would be an interesting thing to practice if there is software out there to do it. I imagine it having a screen with lights on it with a black background and you just watch it and watch as the lights slowly move in relation to each other then imagine in your mind what is actually going on, then you can hit a button and it brightens the background and shows you the radio tower you thought was a channel marker, and the barge you thought was two small fishing vessels.
Edit - if there isn't software, is there a book with illustrations ?
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Last edited by wind_magic; 12-27-2009 at 02:16 PM.