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Old 08-24-2006
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I work on a 110' motor yacht (honest, I'm really a sailor... it's just a job!)with two radars and on a run up the west coast today I noticed that 30 something foot GRP sailboats with no reflector up do show up at very close range < 1nm. I would say that's not great since we and the ferries you mention run at 18knots. We keep a good lookout all of the time but commercial vessels I have been on don't necessarily. Night, fog and high seas make you invisible until you are way too close. Please spend the money.
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