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Old 12-08-2017, 08:46   #31
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Absolutely agree. I just meant that, as we are not in the US, I would be wary of expecting any equipment to be working...
So the US is some sort of beacon of light in this respect now...?
I think you will find even better equipment and information in some big-spending European countries.
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Old 12-08-2017, 14:35   #32
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masonnc, You are so right to always expect that aids to navigation may be gone, or broken, or moved. Well done.

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masonnc, You are so right to always expect that aids to navigation may be gone, or broken, or moved. Well done.

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Should there have been a sarcasm font on that?

Because if not, as someone's signature quote says, "you cannot be serious".

Nav aids are taken seriously pretty much everywhere in the world, and it is serious s**t if you truly spot a missing/broken nav aid. Always report it - don't just sail on past and think 'meh'.
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Should there have been a sarcasm font on that?

Because if not, as someone's signature quote says, "you cannot be serious".

Nav aids are taken seriously pretty much everywhere in the world, and it is serious s**t if you truly spot a missing/broken nav aid. Always report it - don't just sail on past and think 'meh'.
Well, no, fxykty, no sarcasm whatsoever. In some of the 3rd world island communities, cyclones take out the aids to navigation, and it may be years before they are replaced. Which is why I commend mason's wariness. Assuming they'll all be as charted can lead you astray.

We once gave a reef in Fiji a major thump because the nav aids were gone, and the visibility was poor because of cloud reflection on the water, we couldn't see into it, the reflection obliterated one's normal daytime visibility into the reef structure. At the time, we put the info out on the 20 m. ham radio net we were participating in. Imho, no point in reporting it to the gov't, it's more important to repair their own folks situations on the land, the aids to navigation are farther down the list.

But, in a more developed place, and especially if it's something like a light extinguished, or a buoy missing, etc., then yes, reporting it is a good idea. Usually, they already know, but it is the responsible thing to do.

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Well, no, fxykty, no sarcasm whatsoever. In some of the 3rd world island communities, cyclones take out the aids to navigation, and it may be years before they are replaced. Which is why I commend mason's wariness. Assuming they'll all be as charted can lead you astray.
Not to mention when the locals steal the solar panels that keep the lights working!
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