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Re: AIS Transciever
I'm the OP and I do sail on the Chesapeake—amidst tug and barge traffic, cruise ships, freighters, fast powerboats, trawlers, sailboats, fishing boats big and small and the occasional tall ship. My original impetus was that I was sailing on the Patapsco River, just a day sail and a tug called me and essentially asked me to get out of his way. I couldn't see him; he showed up eventually on the internet version of AIS on iSailor on my iPhone. I know that is delayed so my thought was... why not a transceiver.
I appreciate everyone sharing their experience. I really appreciate chef2sail participating because I've watched his posts for a long time, respect his experience sand seamanship and he sails in a similar area.
With all that said, I think I've gotten what I needed from the thread and again, thanks for all the advice.
Jim & Jacquelyn Eaton