Which radar?

Discussion in 'OnBoard Electronics & Controls' started by rfleet1066, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. rfleet1066
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    rfleet1066 rfleet1066

    I’m considering fitting my riverboat with radar. It will be Garmin because that’s the maker of all of the other gadgets. But which one? Stem to stern she is 97 feet long. We only operate in protected waters some of which are rather broad, Chesapeake Bay for instance. I’m currently going up the York River in 1/2 mile visibility and thinking radar might be a good thing.

    Please advise

    Ryland Fleet
     
  2. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    Pretty well personal preference.
    97 feet is quite huge.
    Good luck with your choice of Garmin.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2019
  3. kapnD
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    kapnD Senior Member

    For a vessel that big, with it’s associated big value, I would consider a high quality commercial grade radar an essential piece of safety equipment.
    Surely your insurance surveyor must have mentioned this already?
     
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