Re: GPS availability in question?
- From: "bilbobaggins" <bilboatbath@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 16 Oct 2005 13:46:37 -0700
Pete Verdon wrote:
> bilbobaggins wrote:
> > You will find most professional navigators - including those employed
> > in HM Ships - use GPS as 'just another aid', and many revert to
> > well-proven and reliable visual techniques in tight pilotage
> > situations.
> I know that the Prince William uses radar rather than GPS for anchor
> watch at night.
Interesting, Pete. And I bet that the 'anchor bearings' ( radar and
visual ) are in the deck log as per Standing Orders.
As this is a sailing forum, and I presume we're all interested in good
practice, how many of us do/don't bother with anchor bearings on a
sketch-plan, and a Plan for getting out of there in the dark and
driving rain - if needs be?
I may be wrong, but I don't think this age-old chunk of prudent
seamanship has made it into the RYA Syllabus - YM or DS!
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