How many sailors take the time and effort to build and file a detailed float plan? I’ve been fortunate to have sailed with an owner who takes float plans seriously. But many sailors are not lucky to sail with such an organized skipper.
Jim Young’s new Web-based Float Plan Registry may be a solution. Young has developed a free online float planning tool and automatic overdue notifications system for mariners. Float plans are simple to set up and share with an unlimited number of contacts. The user inputs checkpoints that are used to monitor the vessel’s progress. If the boat is overdue at a checkpoint, an alert is sent out to the contact list. Float plans can also be modified at anytime and are stored for future reference.
The vessel profile, crew details, and guest lists are all stored in a password-protected, secure database. Visit www.floatplanregistry.com.