Near? Among the islands? a bit more detail might be helpful. Amongst the islands the trips are relatively short and usually day trips.. plenty of fish trap floats out there - tough to spot sometimes even in daylight.When sailing at night out of shipping lane, is it customary or o.k. to "heave ho" and rest?
Sailing near Caribbean. Have all charts.
I'd think that if you're certain you're outside of any major shipping routes that 'stopping for a rest' is OK... are you singlehanding? If not it seems to make more sense to keep on keepin' on since we generally don't cover a lot of ground in a hurry anyway? In the trades with self steering it should be simple enough.. What boat are you on?Thanks Seaduction. I stand corrected.
Faster- Just wondering if traveling long distances away from islands if it is a feasible method or if it is not recommended. It doesn't look like we will have more than 55-60 miles to travel at once for the majority of my 10 week sail.
Thanks very much.
Ok, I'll say it. No, it's not ok. You are required to keep watch for your safety and that of others. If you were crossing an ocean single handed, that would be a different situation.It doesn't look like we will have more than 55-60 miles to travel at once
Single handing is a whole new ball of wax.back then solo sailors slept all night long too sometimes not a "care" in the world they trully were so alone
I downloaded the Ship Finder HD app for iPad and iPhone last night. Take a look at your area and then decide whether you want to park yourself in the middle of it.If you must, have some alarm system (radar or other) that will give you plenty of notice of freighter activity.
Relying on someone else to keep me safe makes me itchy.Heave to during the day and sleep then. Much better chance you will be seen and avoided.