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Ocean Navigator radar article

The Jan/Feb issue of Ocean Navigator has what I think to be an informative article dealing with the limitations of radar. Even if you have radar on your vessel it's easy to make (false) assumptions about how effective radar on other boats is in "seeing" you. In other words, all radar systems are not created equal and all have various limitations and capabilities. The ON article is worth a read if for no other reason than to stimulate some thought on the subject. It will certainly make me think twice on the water as to if and how my boat may appear on another vessel's radar (especially the big boys) in vaious weather and sea conditions. Best regards for a great New Year everyone.
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Thanks for the heads up.

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Can you post a link? I can't seem to find it.

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The Jan/Feb issue of Ocean Navigator has what I think to be an informative article dealing with the limitations of radar. Even if you have radar on your vessel it's easy to make (false) assumptions about how effective radar on other boats is in "seeing" you. In other words, all radar systems are not created equal and all have various limitations and capabilities. The ON article is worth a read if for no other reason than to stimulate some thought on the subject. It will certainly make me think twice on the water as to if and how my boat may appear on another vessel's radar (especially the big boys) in vaious weather and sea conditions. Best regards for a great New Year everyone.
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Looks right. Thanks.
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I think you'll find that article to be a couple of years old. I expect someone with a subscription to ON will be along shortly to illuminate the issue for us.

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ON clarification

Just to clarify... My original posting on this topic refers to an article that appears in the Jan/Feb printed issue of Ocean Navigator magazine. I don't think the article is available directly online. However, it looks like you can get a free (digital) trial copy of the magazine on the ON wesite. Ocean Navigator: The magazine for long-distance offshore sailing and power voyaging
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Article now available online

Ocean Navigator Magazine has posted posted the full article on their website. It's available at
http://www.oceannavigator.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=4&id=C3BC7C40060E4FC7A1A9EF9639A772E9
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I'm a subscriber and the combination of Christmas on a Thursday and New Year's is visibly delaying the mail, so I don't have this OR my Practical Sailor yet...grrrrr.....thanks for the post.
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