I just experienced the same thing three weekends ago. Got pretty hairy. I was rounding East Point of Saturna Island. One of the busiest shipping
routes in the Pacific Northwest
. Heavy fog
, I'm in my 30 foot sailboat with no radar
. Listening for fog
horns. The point and the reef are not showing on my Lowrance Elite 5 with Navionics
Gold charts. I know it is there, I've got my paper chart. I had to DR using the GPS
coordinates back onto paper. Tough when your out there by yourself, container ships are rounding the point, narrow, windy, cold and heavy fog. I ended up contacting traffic on channel 11, gave them my details and lat/long so I could get tagged on AIS
and they helped me navigate through the ships.
I was just about to contact Lowrance, but thought I'd check here first. Does anyone have an idea on how to deal with this issue?