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Old 11-18-2012, 10:31 PM   #41
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chuckle.....sorry, i know those waters and thats why i mentioned sail. a sloop? oopps.. When out fishing in the winter i used to love listening to the distress calls from mud stickers calling the coast gaurd for help. My one sorta grounding was in the flats in Grizzly Bay up by the mothball fleet.
Radio?! Had no way to make calls. That's why families had 3, 4, or more children. Children were disposable. My parents handed me more responsibility (my life in my hands) than I can now comprehend.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:50 PM   #42
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Radio?! Had no way to make calls. That's why families had 3, 4, or more children. Children were disposable. My parents handed me more responsibility (my life in my hands) than I can now comprehend.
.....no vhf radio on yer sloop?...you know, i can believe that, sailboater don't like to part with bucks so put thmeselves in Gods hands everytime they go sailing praying for wind. Me, I pray for no wind

there was a time when the average family was 9 kids for that reason. I'm 65 and some of my friends long since having moved on told me many stories of annual or biannual brothers and sisters in the old days. Still seems to be that way with new imigrants where i live in ca.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:26 AM   #43
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.....no vhf radio on yer sloop?...you know, i can believe that, sailboater don't like to part with bucks so put thmeselves in Gods hands everytime they go sailing praying for wind. Me, I pray for no wind

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Mark's talking the 1960s here and I suspect in those days a VHF was considered a yachting accessory, not something you put on a small sailboat. I fished for years during the 70s on a 28' Uniflite in Hawaii and it didn't have a radio. We'd go 30-40 miles out off the north shore of Oahu but a radio never seemed to us to be something we'd need. The owner of the boat owned the flight school where I flew and of course all his planes had radios. But a radio in a small boat? Never occured to us or any of the other local fishermen that a radio might be worth having.
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sixties were highschool college vietnam years for me but i had one in the early seventies on my 16 foot seaswirl i used in the delta. I've always considered them essential. Today i notice many of my friends do not have vhf radios relying upon cell phones. thats crazy to me
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Depending on where you are it's possible to have better mobile phone coverage than VHF coverage. I think the issue today is more what's monitored than the coverage.

A disadvantage of mobile use is that nobody near you will hear you. So while you might have better luck connecting to the Coast Guard with a mobile, the boat right around the point from you won't know you've got a problem.

Best solution I think is to have both. When we cruise with another boat we almost always communicate by phone rather than the radio. The coverage is pretty good in the islands and we're not dependent on line-of-sight. Likewise when communicating with marinas and harbormasters we'll use the phone until we're actually approaching the facility at which point we use the radio.

Unless we're going to use it we usually leave the radio on dual watch between VTS and the commercial ship-to-ship channel used in the area we happen to be boating in.
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i got in the habit of leaveing my radio on scan untill i need to monitor something or call. What about roaming charges in the islands? i got stuck with that on Friday Harbour last week? I suppose one can pay the monthly charge for Canada to avoid that.
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