Originally Posted by timjet
.................... You're right about the hazzards on Active Capt. Going aground outside the channel is not sufficient reason to post a hazzard, as some seem to do frequently. I don't pay as much attention to the hazzard as I use to prefering to get the real hazzard info from Cruisers.ne t.....................
I use Active Captain for marinas and anchorages but seldom for "hazards". For one thing, hazards typically change either from man made changes or natural causes.
The other reason is, that many of the people posting hazards just shouldn't be posting stuff like this without help. So you went aground and posted a "hazard". Why didn't you post your draft and the state of the tide?
Remember, nearly one half of the people supplying "crowd sourced" information are below average intelligence.
I remember a guy who gave an otherwise fine anchorage just one star because the nearest marina wanted to charge him to use their shower.