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    Re: Lookout by Sound
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2009 Oct 16, 13:17 -0400

    I believe that Chief Franklin was also describing doctrine while aboard US Navy vessels,
    which will clearly have different requirements than the small boat described by Greg
    or the large commercial vessel described by Jeremy.
    
    Would that be "Different strokes for different boats?"
    
    Best Regards
    Brad
    
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: navlist@fer3.com [mailto:navlist@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Greg Rudzinski
    Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 12:17 PM
    To: NavList
    Subject: [NavList 10164] Re: Lookout by Sound
    
    
    Jeremy,
    
    On a small sailboat in fog it is quite helpful to be tuned in with the
    ears and listening for breakers, horns, whistles, bells, engines, and
    even voice. I am surprised at how far I can hear regular conversation
    when all is quiet (1/4 mile). Even more surprising is how far a cigar
    can be smelled if down wind (over a mile). For a commercial vessel
    with roaring diesels it is very difficult to hear much and I agree
    that monitoring the VHF is important. A hand held VHF with a mic by
    the ear receives well on a line of sight but transmission is best done
    at 25 watts through the antenna on the mast.
    
    Greg
    
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