Thread: Float Plans...
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:25 AM   #7
Coast Guard Dave
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RE: Float Plans...

If you are a member and use the Cruise Planning feature in Marina Life ( it creates a float plan that can be sent to an email list. Also the US Coast Guard and Coast Guard Aux have Float Plan Templates that work well.

Like many, I use the informal method of just telling a friend or family member when I go out boating and where I may go. For long or more complex cruise, I put together a formal float plan with agreed upon windows of time to check in via phone or email. I remind people monitoring our plan that boating schedules are not an exact science so there will be variance in the plan and not to panic.
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