Originally Posted by boatman61
The thing about pot markers on the W coast is the pick up lines where they exist are either lying N or S of the marker buoy.. with the tide flow and most boats are traveling N or S.. and if your motorsailing N why are you tacking.
Thanks Boatman. Yes, I noticed they are laid along isobath lines, certainly between 40 and 70 mts depth
. There is always an outlying one, but mostly N to S, because that's the underwater profile of the coast itself.
I guess I'm a bit anxious because I got my prop fouled twice in the last two weeks already, once with a stray rope, and again -like you- with a plastic bag. I rather not have to dive again in the middle of the ocean a third time.
😰 Will keep to the straight line plan Cascais to Espichel, and from there to St Vincent. Thanks again.