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post #117 of Old 07-22-2008
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[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
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