Returning to home port yesterday we entered into a Fog
bank that in short time became very thick, l went on the radio
to announce my position and advise any traffic of my coarse (security call) l switched to instrument navigation
and my wife went below to lite up the radar
,at the same time l spotted converging traffic cross from starboard across my bow(could only see the top 10 ft of his mast) my wife only recently having watched a video on the radars functionality ranged in on the vessel and announced she had a "contact" about the same time as l spotted the traffic.
she said she wants to review the video and become a little more aquainted with its capabilities.
I commended her and thanked her for also bringing the airhorn to the cockpit
incase it was required(l forgot to).
Every bit of equipment
you have on board has a useful purpose but you must be familiar with it.
"Simplicity" would have had me staying offshore
waiting for the fog
or ignorantly diving
into the fog and hoping no one else was as stupid.
BTW the other sailboat never acknowledged my radio
call and probably never saw me...hopefully he made it to port.