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Old 02-09-2009
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I am putting radar on my boat after being out on the Chesapeake last fall when suddenly a pea soup fog came down as I was approaching the Bay Bridge. Couldnt see ANYTHING. Sure, the chartplotter told me where it thought I was but a radar can not only show you those landmarks for REAL but also where the other boats/ships are. Freighters move fast enough that if you wait until you can see them in a fog you may well already be toast.
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