|Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bird Rock, Sunday March 11|
Posted by patrick on March 14, 2007 at 08:11:22:|
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bird Rock, Sunday March 11 posted by Jesse on March 13, 2007 at 10:17:03:
Jesse, all the advice that has been given is good, and it sounds like you've covered most of the bases. One thing I would consider mandatory for open water crossings is a sea anchor. I carried one for years and always brought one on deliveries if the vessel didn't have one on aboard. If you go DIW it'll make life a lot better (considering the situation...), and if you have VA, BayWatch or USCG looking for you you'll maintain your position.
I'm not a salesman, and I don't even play one on TV, but Para-anchor is a very nice product and has the advantage of being able to be folded into probably lunch-box size for a small vessel.
The most important thing is to watch the weather, pick your days, and maintain a well found vessel.
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