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Old 29-08-2012, 13:14   #1
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What do we need electronically to cross from the BVI to St Martin?
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Old 29-08-2012, 13:15   #2
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Nothing
But a depth sounder comes on handy as does a handheld gps
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Old 29-08-2012, 16:10   #3
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Re: Electronics

Take John Masefield's advice: "a star to steer her by".

Seriously if you have to ask that question, you shouldn't be going.

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Old 29-08-2012, 17:53   #4
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Re: Electronics

I was also thinking electronics being safety equipment...EPIRB, AIS...sorry I wasn't clear.
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I still stand by my original answer
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Re: Electronics

No AIS or EPIRB. You may want a VHF. It is only about 80 miles.
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Re: Electronics

It depends on how much you want to spend. You don't need any electronics if you want to DR it or you could spend thousands of dollars if you want to know where you are every second and know what is around you and possibly heading towards you.

How safe do you want to be?

The minimum, cheapest piece of safety equipment would be a handheld VHF...and that is definitely safety equipment.
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