Originally Posted by Catpainzmcspice
Mark - that's great advice. Watch is one of the things I've worried about most on this journey. I've always single-handed, but never anything even close to this. Even with radar
reflectors, handheld AIS
, approaching vessel alarm
and LED nav lights, nothing can replace alert human eyes. I'm using a staggered sleep schedule - 60on/15off/45on/25off etc - which is hell on the body, but other single
handers have had success with. I really appreciate your candid concern.
First off best of luck to you, fair winds!
I did the Atlantic solo, with radar
. Once off the shelf everything radar picked up was transmitting ais as well. And everything was hardly anything, it's pretty empty out there
Also I'm not so sure being in a constant state of sleep deprivation isn't actually more dangerous than sleeping longer, i did an hour at a time. Might be better not to plan too much, but wait and see what seems to work best out there, the danger
with plans is that you might try to stick to them
Again, good luck and well done for going for it. You tend to regret what you don't do, not what you do.