Locating one's radar antenna
There's a lot of reflective 'stuff" on boats like ours. Engines and generators, most of which are at least half above the waterline, fuel tanks, water tanks, stoves, refrigerators, propane tanks if the boat is so equipped, dinghy outboards, anchor windlasses, anchors, masts, booms and dinghy davits, radar arches--- the list goes on.
On the occasions we've bothered to look, we seem to get the same strong*returns from power boats that have no obvious radar reflector as we do similar boats that have reflectors. Sailboats seem to be a somewhat different matter, however, although the ones with metal masts usually paint substantial targets.
-- Edited by Marin on Friday 20th of January 2012 07:16:49 PM