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post #4 of Old 07-07-2011
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I have been sailing for over 50 years on both coasts of the US as well as Mexico and in the Caribbean and in all of that time have never heard of a private yacht being held liable for a collision for want of using a radar. In fact, many of the people I know that have radar really don't know what they're looking at much of the time and wouldn't know how to plot a target if their life depended on it. The folks that seem most knowledgeable about their radar usage all seem to be either ex-military or from areas where there is much fog and reliance on the device is more common.

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