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Given a forced choice between a chartplotter and radar, I would chose radar.
Last summer I anchored in a fog, in the dark. With radar I just picked a hole among the targets and used the VRM function to measure the distance to those targets.
Radar with MARPA is very nice.
AIS is not a poor man's radar as PorFin demonstrates.
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