Originally Posted by nwboater
Would I be wrong to suggest as a solution to avoiding confusion (and collision) when transiting Active Pass and other narrow or limited sight passages; that the center of the channel be designated a ferry traffic lane. Pleasure craft would have the shoulder and large vessels ( over 20 meters) would be required to follow the center channel. Similarly, I'd like to see a dedicated "ferries only" lane in Thatcher Pass as well.
Typically I leave the centre for large ferries and the car carriers (Princess Superiour) that transit the area. The ferry routes are well marked on CHS 347201. However, if these aren't in the area, it is nice to zoom right through in the centre channel where the flow is more laminar. You can get some whopping great back eddies that can slow you down, if you are outside of the channel.
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