Originally Posted by SVTatia
I am just curious.. what kind of security would a buddy boat provide?
Agreed. Entirely unappealing, I don't even like to follow or lead with a car. But hey, if it helps you feel better about a crossing and gets you out there, I'm all for it.
Only time I've almost run hard aground was in my first few years on the water
, following someone I thought knew what they were doing. I pay closer attention to the details that matter when I'm on my own.
Having someone to talk to on the radio
is nice for some, and having someone out there that knows your situation, configuration, float plan, etc is never a bad idea I guess.