Transits

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sahona
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Transits

Postby sahona » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:45 pm

I make little drawings in the log and pilot books when a transit may be useful or anchoring bearing is required.
These diagrams simply highlight a couple of features I believe will be stable - like mountains and all that.
This year has been difficult so far, with the last 5 weeks of low cloud...
Biggest surprise was Moidart, where my smugly added info in the pilot was useless.
What, if anything, do you guys (and gals) use in your drawings?
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Re: Transits

Postby Arghiro » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:05 pm

My favourite drawings are the ones I make on the bank.

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Re: Transits

Postby mm5aho » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:35 pm

I've been know to line up a seagull against a cloud, to check movement at anchor.!
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Re: Transits

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:51 pm

mm5aho wrote:I've been know to line up a seagull against a cloud, to check movement at anchor.!


I tried that with trees but they kept moving. :lol:
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Re: Transits

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:15 pm

At anchor I just use whatever is available e.g a couple of rocks, fence post and tree, bracken patch with grass patch; that sort of thing. It's highly unlikely that I'll always anchor in exactly the same spot anyway, so previous transits are not likely to be relevant.

With the yacht in astern close range transits are just as good as distant ones when determining if the anchor is dug in. The point is to make sure that they are distinct. After I have anchored I will use similar objects to take bearings on, it works for me.
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