[quote=tdw;344703]What do these AIS transponders cost ?
I'm afraid I think radar on a small craft is a waste of money unless you happen to live/cruise in a particularly foggy area.
i think i will disagree on the radar - they are very valuable in heavy shipping lanes - especially at night - i have a raymarine 2kw and it calculates the other ships speed, course, and closest approach and time to closest approach - can put it in standby mode and check it occassionally to see what is out there -
also very handy when storms are about - can steer around them or if not get well prepared before they hit
just my thoughts
chuck and svsoulmates
full time cruiser - on the hook in cambridge,md