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Old 12-27-2017, 01:17 PM   #1
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USCG Requesting your West Coast input

PACIFIC COAST – PACIFIC SEACOAST STUDY - U.S. Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Pacific Seacoast study


The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners for a study of navigation requirements in the Pacific Seacoast System. The Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study will review the short range Aids to Navigation (ATON) system that covers American waterways from the Canadian border to the Mexican border and around Alaska, Hawaii and the Marianas Islands.

Interested mariners and maritime stakeholders can provide input by taking the survey at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PacSeacoastWAMS
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:36 PM   #2
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The very last question ask what could the USCG do to improve navigation. I provided this input:


On the coast of Washington State Crab pots are a cause of concern. Will ruin your day if you suck one into your props. I am not against crab fishing, but all pot buoys need to be a Florescent , highly visible floats with a flag.
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:40 PM   #3
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I took it. Looks like the USCG is trying to go electronic aids and updates. They appear to be asking the right questions.

I agree with you on crab pots but the problem goes all the way to Southern California.
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:54 PM   #4
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If you don't take the time to answer the survey then you have no right to complain about the outcome. Survey complete!
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:03 PM   #5
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If you don't take the time to answer the survey then you have no right to complain about the outcome. Survey complete!
Very True....
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Old 12-27-2017, 04:32 PM   #6
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Is this a marketing tool for someone or really sponsored by the USCG? My relevant USCG stuff comes to me by email or mail.
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Old 12-27-2017, 04:45 PM   #7
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This came from this week's LNM. It is the USCG....
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Old 12-27-2017, 05:26 PM   #8
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This came from this week's LNM. It is the USCG....
Got it, week 51 District 13. I'll fill it out. Thanks
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Old 12-27-2017, 05:50 PM   #9
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Done, thanks!
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Old 12-27-2017, 06:50 PM   #10
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Done. Thanks for the link Tom.
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Completed. I also commented on buoys used in commercial/sport fishing applications and weather radio. It's about time we had a data versus voice delivery for weather. I wish NOAA would release a couple of their weather channels over to the marine electronics manufacturers to create a standard weather data network. Why does Sirius have to be one of the only ways to get weather data? I can get AIS data on my radio and share it with my MFD. I can muddle through and get DSC calling which almost nobody uses. Weather forecasts are a logical digital extension of weather radio. That way I don't have to listen to a computer generated voice that now thinks pressure is measured in megabits. (The Alaska Region added a new word to the computer dictionary and we now get pressure forecasts in megabits on occasion.)

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Completed the survey. Thanks for the link.
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Done. Appreciate the link.

I hope other left coast boaters will take the time to respond. I fully agree and commented regarding those damn crab pots. Almost ran over one two weekends ago. Dirty, almost submerged float was more dingy black than orange.

Maybe a moderator could pin/sticky this link for a week or so to encourage participation.
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:31 PM   #15
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Maybe a moderator could pin/sticky this link for a week or so to encourage participation.
Good idea! Mod?
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Old 12-29-2017, 06:49 PM   #16
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I have some: fly a courtesy flag and most importantly, the one you are most proud of, on the stern; make sure your name and hailing port are clearly marked; learn your radio protocol, once upon a time you qualified for a license, try and remember what 16 is used for; watch your wake, you are dangerous; no pumping your poop tanks in anchorages just because you are not in your home waters; your loud activity is not welcome - play your music quietly and remember how sound travels across water when you are full of rum; wait your turn at the fuel dock, just because you are more important than the rest of us doesn't give you license to jump the queue; marine parks are to be left exactly as you found them, you are not allowed to drive mooring pins in rocks or paint your name on them; don't ever put your stern tie around a live tree, any where, but especially not in a park. Watch your wake from your dinghy too, the anchorage is not just for you; know the fishing rules, regulations and limits - just because the conservation officer isn't staring at you, you still can't keep female crabs or more than one rockfish, of any size, virtually anywhere.

I might think of some more...
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