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March 15, 2017

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If I may add something............
Decades ago, my first trip to Maine on my Stonehorse, my only electronics was a digital DS and a stereo. No VHF. Everything was dead reckoning. Left Boothbay for Monhegan, under sail in pea soup. (You know, when you're young, you can do anything!) Buoy to buoy, the last being a bell. Nearly got run down by a fast running Concordia yawl on a broad reach; then a small outboard screaming along. I learned a BIG lesson: In fog, sound buoys are Grand Central Station! Everyone uses them as a taking-off point, or an arrival point. Lots of traffic in the neighborhood.
Things may have changed in this electronic age. But I still UP my alertness near sound producing ATONs.

Larry

Thanks for the note. I think you and I have a lot in common – we've both had the hair on the backs' of our necks stick up a few more times that we would have liked.

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