Originally Posted by downunder
Problem is not with drying reefs
but those that do not. Not all bommies will be charted!! Perhaps they are in the PNW.
We use polarized sunglasses to see through the water - not sure what sort of a job a camera
would do for navigating in coral. Anyone done it.
Clearly Bransons concept is not suitable for a 40-45 ft vessel and FAIRWIND's concept would contribute little weight and is below spreaders and similar size to Radar
Information and views so far are useful with only one example so far.
Ok the reference to drying reefs was meant to explain the coral can be at various depths. I've yet to see any chart depict bommies the detail and responsibility for accuracy would be huge.
Polarised glasses are a given, Lenses on the camera are polarised as in the same manner. However steps are a given as well simply because of reliability
issues with anything electronic.
If a yacht becomes tender
from the addition of folding steps i'd question the yachts all up stability. Iv'e been in a bosun's chair off Gladstone at the top spreader in my Adam's 35 at full sail, hard on the breeze, there was little change.
With all things we stick up in the air we pay for it by windage, a mast
to hold a radar has immense windage ie try holding a fishing
rod outside a cars window at 40 mph/knots its unbelievable.
Radars need to be treated with caution sitting nearby with the family
jewels vulnerable is a no no. lol....
What cat are you considering?? Cheers