Originally Posted by svWindfall
It's the same principle as having a motorcycle...if you have a $10 head
then get the $10 helmet. My crew and safety
is worth all the "tools" I can afford and have aboard, radar and AIS
is just part of those tools.
I've got a $10 helmet
If anyone thinks that the price
of a helmet reduces the risk of an accident
they need their head
. Techonolgy never fully compensates for ignorance. But IME some people are just happier living in the land of stupidity
and in the west we have a vast "Safety" industry built around it, both private sector and gubberment...........
Obviously the areas that folk are based (or cruise) in varies wildly. Personally I am quite surprised that so many are in areas that are foggy 24/7, have both vast commercial shipping
traffic and even more looney pleasure boats.........and it's always nightime
In those circumstances I too would be watching a TV screen
- just not on a boat when navigating.
Sometimes I really
wonder if I am undertaking the same activity as others
Kinda like putting a sidecar (or trailor) on a Honda
Goldwing. Yeah, it's still motorcycling and about enjoying the freedom of the road blah, blah, blah - but IMO kinda misses the point.........but each to there own etc etc.