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Old 10-06-2014, 02:28 AM   #1
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Do you keep a good lookout?



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Old 10-06-2014, 02:58 AM   #2
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Never sure when one of the "...dam" ships will pop out out of nowhere.

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Old 10-06-2014, 05:27 AM   #3
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Now now, no promoting a particular shipping line. Oh dam!
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:21 AM   #4
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Bikinis at one o'clock!
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:32 AM   #5
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Never sure when one of the "...dam" ships will pop out out of nowhere.
With AIS that hasn't happened to me in years.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:15 PM   #6
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I boat on the Columbia and Snake Rivers and there's often a LOT of boat traffic out there. I'm constantly on my binocs checking out nearby boats to see if they have a person in the water, whether they're anchored or not, etc.

And occasionally I do check out the bikinis on board.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:24 PM   #7
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:30 PM   #8
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In the daytime, easy to spot.


In the fog, not so much.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:33 PM   #9
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It's important to keep a watch even after you're secure in the slip. You never know what you might miss.

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Old 10-06-2014, 02:46 PM   #10
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Al-that looks like the paddleboard yoga class. There is a lady in Seattle who does a paddleboard yoga class a couple of mornings a week. Some days she has 15-20 people out do there doing their morning yoga!
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:47 PM   #11
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I agree about having an AIS transponder helps more than it's a distraction. It won't show you vessels not equipped with a transponder but it will show you cruise ships, commercial tugs and container ships. The Class A equipped vessels can be seen way past 20 miles depending on your settings. Nothing beats a good set of eyes and radar helps so does FLIR. All of the above come at a cost.
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