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You can rely on them . It's what decisions do you make based on the data they give you.

 

Would you attempt a 100m entrance in zero visibility with gps? Gps plus radar? But what do you gain by doing so and what do you risk? Whats wrong with heaving to till dawn anyway?

 

These are human decisions that too many get wrong.

Just GPS that's one source, GPS and Radar, better, but that's 2 sources. It's night, so eyeball is no good in an unlit entry.

 

GPS and Radar agree, and fwd scanning sonar all agree with chart? I'd still be reluctant 1st time through there at night. Might try it in calm conditions, if any of those things disagreed at all, no way.

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I was asked for this in another thread. Flame away.       First this is about cruising, racing is a whole nuther story. And since the majority of long distance cruisers are either couples or short

experiment... shows for me ,Photobucket is working again ( for how long I don't know). I always liked this photo taken when we were hove to off the Kermadecs on my mates 46 ft Davidson. Usually windy

Good read BP Can’t fault any of it We hove to in the 2012 RNZ for a watch (3hrs) when the weather bomb was approaching, we had been doing 3 hour watches for 3 days two up and got a good sleep, then

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experiment... shows for me ,Photobucket is working again ( for how long I don't know). I always liked this photo taken when we were hove to off the Kermadecs on my mates 46 ft Davidson.

Usually windy days and high sea states don't really show up that way in photos, but this kind of captures the feel eh.

 

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Hi team, I have a Whiting 29 - any recommendations for a drogue for this size/type of yacht?

 

One of those things I'II probably never use - but will need if I don't have one  :wtf:

 

I'm not going off shore, just tootling around the gulf, up to BOI maybe and hopefully the mercs.

But it can get nasty in the gulf - it's those short steep seas you get that throw mine sideways or down the hole...........

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To set the scene, last year came back from Gt Barrier with a steep sea and 25 knots - both up the stern, crewing on my mates Beneteau 35 footer.

 The seas picked her up and tried to either throw her sideways or run her down the front of the bigger waves into the trough nose first.

Never felt in control, felt to me that we were going to fast..........but I could be wrong.........I've not a lot of experience in the bigger seas.I tend to cruise innner gulf and only venture further in good conditions. Which can turn to custard as we all know.

 

I know it's completely different hull shape to mine.

 

I'm planning on trying a few things next time I get into some similar conditions in order to see what works.

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