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Old 06-24-2016, 08:27 AM   #3
Gordon J
City: Hampton, va
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Didi Mau
Vessel Model: 2003 Ocean Alexander 456
Join Date: Jul 2015
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I have two plotters and two radars, but, seldom use radar. I seldom sail at night and foggy conditions just aren't that frequent. I find AIS is most helpful because it gives me the targets name so that hailing becomes easier. Calling another ship by its coordinates, I have learned, seldom generates a response. I always get an answer when hailing by name.

When both AIS and radar are displayed, I will get a return for both. AIS is displayed as a triangle and radar, a blip.

When using radar, I typically use an overlay over the chart. AIS is displayed as well on the radar screen, this on a raymarine and garmin unit.

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