Originally posted by John Kennett
I've also emailed enquiring about provision for craft not equipped with VHF . . .
. . . and I had a very swift reply!
The answer was that QHM would prefer all boaters to invest in a VHF, but that a phone call would suffice if necessary (although the NTM doesn't include a phone number!)
This may effectively make VHF mandatory for any craft using Camber Dock or Gunwharf, which would be an interesting side effect.
It may be that I am overestimating thenumber of boats without VHF, or that QHM is underestimating the number. Either way, I am very pleased (and I must admit, surprised!) at the quick response and open, friendly attitude of the QHM.
With a bit of give and take both ways then there's no reason why this scheme shouldn't work to make the harbour a safer place.