Originally Posted by manyboats
You eat lunch in your berth w the VHF ON???
That squawking thing would give me indigestion. In Thorne Bay VHF didn't work and all the visiting yachties whined about it.
Depends on where you are. When we are in the Gulf Islands, particularly over on the eastern side, there is a VHF channel we love to tune in in the evening while we have dinner, read, etc. I forget the channel number right now but it's the one used by all the Fraser River tugs as they work their jobs.
It's like an ongoing soap opera because they not only talk about what they're actually doing--- moving barges, working with other tugs to maneuver log rafts and so on--- but they also use it to discuss what's going on in their lives. So you hear about what they're kids are doing and how stupid so and so acted the other night when he got roaring drunk and how dumb BC and Canadian government officials are and why, and on and on and on.
It's very entertaining plus somewhat informative too, as to how the tug crews do their jobs. We always look forward to tuning them in when we're up there.