It all comes down to "are you going to believe what you see or what the AIS system tells you" as others have said AIS is a good technology BUT with massive limitations not least it relies on the actions of someone else to make it work for you - and its not switched on by everyone who has it so at the momement its no good, relegated to the level of a novel chocolate teapot used to store boiled sweets. eyeballs and radar are still the only sensible options - but that could change if AIS became believable. oops thats one "if" too many. .
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17-09-09, 23:58 #31Registered User
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18-09-09, 10:14 #32
Thanks for the interesting replies.
WOODHOUSE : I have an integrated Raymarine setup with a c80 screen;
AIS 250 and radar.
Scotty Twister : My boat is berthed in the Solent near Fawley so there
is always a large number of AIS contacts esp tankers on or near the refinery
and all of the ferries to and fro the I.O.W. so the system is working.
TWISTER KEN : Did "Ouzo" see it coming? I just like to use all possible
information to keep me out of trouble.
Perhaps I should have done this first but it has been interesting
hearing all your comments and thoughts but I have just phoned the Solent CG.
I got a very strong recommendation that we report to them any vessel that should be
transmitting an AIS signal but which is not. It is the law that large or
passenger vessels or coded boats should transmitYou know you are getting old when your back goes out more than you.http://www.actionoptics.co.uk[/url]
18-09-09, 14:37 #33
Well, we're both getting on a bit now and due to that we've lost a bit in height.
But when we were last together in Sanantonio 3 years ago, he was still shorter than me and I reckon he's always suffered from 'ducks disease' so I would reckon his IL will be around 28-29. Inches of course.
"TWISTER KEN : Did "Ouzo" see it coming? I just like to use all possible
information to keep me out of trouble." ...............get out of that!!
Last edited by Scotty_Tradewind; 18-09-09 at 14:40.You never get to where you want to go if you only travel on sunny days.
18-09-09, 14:49 #34
"Did Ouzo see it coming?"
Sadly, we'll never know.Next time, it'll all be different.
18-09-09, 15:29 #35
18-09-09, 16:37 #36Registered User
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18-09-09, 17:29 #37
Better than my aborted one to the Chan' Isles. SW F6+ winds with chunky seas made me stay in Poole and The solent.
I reckoned that one of my crew would not be up to it as she had just got over swine flu. Just as well, she has gone down with post viral fatigue since, (whatever that is?) so I would never have forgiven myself had she been grog all the way there and back and I were seen to be at fault.
SYou never get to where you want to go if you only travel on sunny days.