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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,869
Posted By FatBear
Re: VHF DSC Handheld with AIS?

It's been a while. I see a lot of good information and a lot of generalizations from people who don't read very well. Such is life on a forum. Like kayaks expecting aircraft carriers to maneuver...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 8,869
Posted By FatBear
Re: VHF DSC Handheld with AIS?

BTW, did you know you can watch the commercial traffic in your area right at your computer: Live Ships Map - AIS - Vessel Traffic and Positions (http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/) And no, I'm not a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 8,869
Posted By FatBear
Re: VHF DSC Handheld with AIS?

But they might give me a toot. :-)

The law of tonnage gives them the right of way, but not the right to kill with impunity. They may have the law on their side, but they will never work again if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 8,869
Posted By FatBear
Re: VHF DSC Handheld with AIS?

I would like a handheld with AIS & DSC for my own safety: not so I can see other boats, but so they can see me. I row and sail in a busy area and want large commercial craft to know I'm there so...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-29-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 27,468
Posted By FatBear
Closer to home

Hi Feroni,
If you're still looking, here's a Formosa 41 which is much closer to home and it doesn't look too expensive:

Formosa William Garden Ketch Boat For Sale - Rightboat.com - new & used...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-29-2009
Replies: 8
  CT 41
Views: 5,596
Posted By FatBear
Other considerations

My wife and I look out the window at passing boats as we work in our office at home. (Floating home - a house on a float; very nice, but permanently moored.) After three years of trying to interest...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-29-2009
Replies: 279
Views: 88,140
Posted By FatBear
Scapoose, Oregon. Maybe on into Portland if you...

Scapoose, Oregon. Maybe on into Portland if you are not in a hurry. Available May through October.
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