I found out that crew had stood watch with the boat
underway at night with the dodger
closed. The dew was heavy and forward vision was obscured.
When asked the crew member
said that the boat
was repeatedly turned +- twenty degrees to allow observation around the dodger
. The crew member
couldn’t say how often this was done.
This happened on a sailboat traveling in company. Boats were spaced no closer than a half mile. Travel speed was 6.5 knots.
Is this a dangerous practice?