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Morgan 33 O.I. Perryville
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3G Radar V/S AIS, or get both...

Like most of us, I try to cut costs whenever possible, and after using a friends Lowrance 3G Radar, I'm seriously considering installing it on my boat, which I think would be a great safety feature when I'm sailing at night. Then I thought about an AIS transceiver, which cost nearly as much as the radar. My wife said stop spending all that money on the boat and don't sail at night - she is deathly afraid of nighttime sailing.

Then I thought about the benefits of having both 3G Radar and AIS, and integrating it all on my Lowrance HDS7 GPS/Plotter. The cost would be about $2,000 for the combination. Of course, if the admiral finds out I'm even considering this, funeral services will be within a week of her finding out I blew that much cash again.

Any opinions from users of either 3G Radar or AIS would be welcomed.

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