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  1. Aids to navigation: which system?

    Seamanship & Navigation
    Hi all, first post here. I am trying to figure out if now a days, in the market, there is any VHF hand held radio with AIS (B) transceiver integrated? I have not been able to find one, as what I am looking is small device that can offer the 2 systems combined. I first thought in a AIS class B...
  2. General limitations of small sailboats

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Greetings. Looking for suggestions regarding smaller "daysailer" type craft on open waters. Specifically for an 18' craft with drop-down heavy keel, small cabin and 10 hp kicker motor. I consider myself adventurous but not reckless, and also fairly content and patient to endure lengthy passages...