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Re: Taking the boat north next spring
Yeah, with my 1'10" draft I can go lots of places others cannot. I need to start laying some of these routes out on a computer and get an idea of length and time.
When it comes to sailing there are three important things to know; weather, weather and weather. You can fudge just about anything else. I will be looking into having a better understanding of the right weather services to use. I got my SSB license and call sign just so I could have weather service on the boat, but I have not utilized yet as most of my sailing has been local. Thanks for the info.
What do you think about the need for Radar for an extended trip like this? I do not have radar, but I do have a DSC VHF radio (I do need to activate the MMSI number!) We did not have Radar on the trip down and there was a shaky morning off the Jersey Shore in fog. But we were no where near traffic lanes.