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Re: AIS very handy yesterday...foggy on SF Bay

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Originally Posted by BarryL View Post
Hello,

I have the Standard Horizon VHF radio with AIS display and it is very useful. However, there are many fast moving, relatively large boats that don't transmit AIS. So, while it is a useful tool, it doesn't replace RADAR, and you still must practice good seamanship when in limited visibility (as I am sure you all do).

I am amazed at how fast some boats go when you can't see more than 1 minute ahead.


Barry
Hi Barry,

I haven't seen one of these boats without AIS. Even naval ships use it. Mind you I've only had it on in the Caribbean, Bahamas and the USA I am sure there are placs where it's not used as much.


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