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Old 07 August 2007, 08:49   #21
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I would still like to know why the hell so many of these buoys aren't lit???
Bound to be money, but even the lit ones can be difficult to spot at night time with so much back ground light from the shore.

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Having said that it is suicidal to run around at high speed at night unless you have FLIR/Radar/nightvision/chartplotter.
Agreed but we don't know they were travelling at high speed. FLIR, Radar and Night vision? no chance we are talking about Cowes week in the Solent here, none of them will help you and only distract. Chart plotter perhaps, but will it have the racing marks? Mk 1 eyeballs with minimal dash board lighting and nav lights out of the way, but even these weren't enough early Monday morning.

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I agree. boating at night can be highly dangerous. Particularly in the congested waters of the Channel and Solent. On the Cowes Deaville race we were halfway across the Channel, surounded by other boats racing. Saw lights on Std. bow and on port bow. We went for the middle. Whoops, there was 700 ft. of tanker between the two lights. Did we know our nav lights well of course not. If we had been doing 30knts then it could have been nasty. Instead, just very quick tack. The worst case is when a ship is under tow so it is a good idea to remember those lights.
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Looks like it hit something pretty substantial. Right in the middle of the Solent.

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2. All VESSELS NAVIGATING IN THE VICINITY SHOULD PROCEED WITH CAUTION AND BE AWARE THAT DEPTHS MAY BE REDUCED BY UP TO 2 METRES OVER THE WRECK, WHICH COULD BE UP TO 2 CABLES FROM THE QUOTED POSITION. VESSELS SHOULD NOT ANCHOR WITHIN 2 CABLES OF THIS POSITION UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.



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