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Re: Hypothetical Radar

The Li thing has been beaten into the ground. Noteworthy is many if not most cruisers have not converted to Li. You may want to look at morgancloud for a discussion.
Currently have lifeline agms. 1025 ah. When they go will replace with firefly. Have several of my friends who have done so with good results and much less expense. No need to rework and buy new devices for my electrical system. No fear of over charging and fire or explosion. More than adequate weight to usable ah ratio.
At present on passage turn the radar off and on. Not to standby. Do sweeps every two to four hours depending on situation. If in shipping lane leave on standby but watch AIS and sweep if anything on AIS or every hour. If in fishing grounds (e.g. off PR) will leave on at night or low visibility.
Radar use depends on commonsense. If there’s risk of collision turn it on. If not then not.
Remain surprised how often you see something well before it shows up as a target (if at all) particularly at night.

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