I have just started with sailing during the night and it does not seem that my chart plotter have an radar alarm
. (Simrad CX44). I hope to get some hours on the pillow with no one steering
. I have been thinking of buying
one of those nasa ais
for pc and use them with OpenCPN
. It seems that OpenCPN
has an AIS alarm
to wake you up. But that's only for big ships. What if I meet another sailor like me that want his beauty sleep.
The reason I'm thinking about this is that if you are three on duty you can have an 4 hours on and eight off. But when you are two, it is easy to not get the sleep you need. thats serious too. I often sail in cold water
and more than 4 hours watching can actually be a physical pain.
So in short how do small crew solve this problem electronicly?