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TepeRacing
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Moorings 58 on reef in White Bay... really?
      #1740697 - 08/11/17 09:38 PM (66.87.115.34)

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StormJib
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Re: Moorings 58 on reef in White Bay... really? [Re: TepeRacing]
      #1740699 - 08/11/17 10:40 PM (71.224.66.174)

Just one of the many flaws of using a chart plotter to navigate once you are within sight of land. I certainly will get flamed but the prudent mariner knows how to use a paper chart and uses the paper and tools first any only uses the chart plotter out of sight of land to confirm the work on paper. The guy had no idea where he was in two or three dimensions. When you can see land cover the display and get your head out of the boat.

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cindyh
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Re: Moorings 58 on reef in White Bay... really? [Re: TepeRacing]
      #1740700 - 08/11/17 10:48 PM (47.189.16.11)

We bought a chart plotter when "Rush" came out of charter. Never installed it and just went with charts (which we learned on) and eyesight. Probably saved a lot of foul words.

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TepeRacing
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Re: Moorings 58 on reef in White Bay... really? [Re: cindyh]
      #1740701 - 08/11/17 10:53 PM (74.83.197.235)

They said the guy said the reef wasn't on the charts! Lol

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GeorgeC1
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Re: Moorings 58 on reef in White Bay... really? [Re: TepeRacing]
      #1740703 - 08/11/17 10:59 PM (12.130.119.130)

The reef would be clearly visible from the helm station on a 5800. If you look!
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Chriskal
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Re: Moorings 58 on reef in White Bay... really? [Re: TepeRacing]
      #1740704 - 08/11/17 11:01 PM (136.32.177.4)

That's insane. Somehow that guy was given command of a Moorings 58 and he has apparently never picked up a cruising guide, chart or even, out of curiosity, just zoomed in on White Bay via Google maps. The reef is clear and obvious in all of those mediums.

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LocalSailor
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Re: Moorings 58 on reef in White Bay... really? [Re: Chriskal]
      #1740708 - 08/11/17 11:38 PM (208.30.99.10)

2 more great videos on his site if you click through the comments - including a power vessel going onto the reef from the inside!--- and Husky Towing trying to get Seaduction off.

The color changes of the water alone should be so obvious!!! any boater who drives onto that reef is blind, oblivious, incompetent and plain stupid.


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RatmansWife
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Re: Moorings 58 on reef in White Bay... really? [Re: LocalSailor]
      #1740710 - 08/12/17 12:21 AM (32.216.27.90)

Doesn't Moorings require one of their own captains on cats that big? Not that professional captains are much better when it comes to avoiding reefs. I frequently see them too close to Diamond Reef so their guests can snorkel off the back. Anything for a big tip!

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StormJib
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Re: Moorings 58 on reef in White Bay... really? [Re: TepeRacing]
      #1740712 - 08/12/17 06:41 AM (71.224.66.174)

Quote:

TepeRacing said:
They said the guy said the reef wasn't on the charts! Lol





A chart plotter zoomed at the incorrect level will make all kinds of things disappear. Reefs even entire large islands are removed from the display some mistake for a "chart". That is just one of the reasons electronic chart plotters are so dangerous. Even more dangerous when used as the primary tool for coastal navigation. Depending on the time of day, cloud cover, and sun angle the reef may or not be visible. There simply is no substitute for proper use of the paper charts and visiable navigation aids once you are insight of land.


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polaris
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Re: Moorings 58 on reef in White Bay... really? [Re: TepeRacing]
      #1740718 - 08/12/17 09:09 AM (71.244.231.169)

And, on the video the prop wash appears to indicate the skipper (I use the term loosely) is trying to power FORWARD over the reef.

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