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it makes intresting reading for sure, but i just want a bait in the water see if we can find a 30lber.

fingers crossed the "W" is looking alot better next week, but shhhhhh dont tell anyone lol
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote billy the fish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 December 2012 at 11:42am
a decent set of white flares, a good radar reflector, sensible nav lights and a high powered hand held, and horn, and where your anchoring should suffice, then you could go down the road of if and when you get hit, chances are it will be a 40ft wind powered vessel who is prob not got an ais or is prob not sat there looking at it in the first place. just my thoughts LOL
if you have to measure it, its too small!!
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Originally posted by Ahab Ahab wrote:

Talking about learning how to use kit I reckon I only use 5 % of the capability of electronics. On my. Boat you need a science degree to use more lol

I used to use the lot (although, no one ACTUALLY uses 100%), but I am helped by the fact that I used to work in that field and have written simulators and algorithms for it in software.

The new Lawrance stuff allows you to mark points on the sonar reading and that actually puts the waypoint on the plotter... so if you go over a nice wreck:

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You can put a marker anytime you have passed over it:


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and that sets up your waypoint so you can taylor your drift - other sets allow you to set the waypoint "now" but the new Lawrance stuff allows you to go back through history and set it in relation to the sonar output.

Radar is also great to mark those spots occupied by boats - rather than watch on AIS or zoom close and hit "mark" you can be cruising in the opposite direction, fire up the radar and "mark" your target. You can then sell them... oops, sorry Wink - but it also has uses if your GPS fails or you want to double check readings from other instruments - I always travelled with the kit all on - better to learn under conditions of your own choosing rather than learn on the job when the sh*t is hitting the fan!!

When I fouled my prop I used the abover method to give my position to the coastguard/PHM - I gave my G{PS position, then I gave an exact distance and bearing to a well known land mark (Spit bank fort) - that way people didn't even need a chart to locate me in the first instance - I had the radar on and added I was .75 nm NE bearing xxx' from Spit bank fort.



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Originally posted by skillpot skillpot wrote:

it makes intresting reading for sure, but i just want a bait in the water see if we can find a 30lber.

fingers crossed the "W" is looking alot better next week, but shhhhhh dont tell anyone lol

We'll see, I've had an invite and that probably means you'll be making up traces on land Cry
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my lowrance apprently does that sean, never known how to do it but i read in the manual i can go back and mark the waypoint etc. will have another look and see if i can work it out.

also if i make anymore traces il have nothing to do in the next five years when the weathers pants lol, i have bloody loads.
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Originally posted by skillpot skillpot wrote:

it makes intresting reading for sure, but i just want a bait in the water see if we can find a 30lber.

fingers crossed the "W" is looking alot better next week, but shhhhhh dont tell anyone lol

man up, iv been out 3 times since xmas......lol........in the river anyway
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catch much, john
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Originally posted by mitcheson mitcheson wrote:



catch much, john


Mainly small stuff, bass, wrasse , pollock and mini things. We did try for big bass and flounders but not action.
Better than eastenders if not a touch windy at times....lol
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Don't tempt me
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hchawner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2013 at 6:28pm
Going to install AIS this year. Unfortunately my plotter that came with the boat (Raymarine A60) does not support AIS.
 
So,  I'm looking for a small additional plotter for the AIS.  I don't want to replace the A60 with an all singing, all dancing 10" combo for the time being  (for budget reasons)!
 
I know that some you have upgraded recently, or are planning to upgrade.  If you have a small chartplotter that's looking for a loving home please let me know Smile
 
Have also placed a request in the "Wanted" section.
 
 
Hugh - Beneteau Antares 7.80 - "Sandpiper"
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