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Old 02-19-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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Radar Reflector

I have a heritage east 40 would I need a radar reflector and if so does size matter

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Old 02-19-2013, 09:37 AM   #2
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This subject was pretty well covered under another thread recently. Go to search and type in Radar Reflectors and see thread with that title. Cheers.

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To make it easy. See this thread.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:58 AM   #4
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I'm not sure how easy the thread linked to will help make a decision. In just about every independent test done on Radar reflectors, the simple passive Davis aluminum reflector did the best. The key is to have it properly mounted in the orientation Davis recommends. There are electronic units that will make you look like a supertanker but they are expensive and can fail. Chuck
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:24 AM   #5
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Also with a lot of the tests...there's "great reflectors" and then there's good enough.

Some of the testing criterion can get out of hand. In many of the tests, professional mariners state that even the basic ones help a lot (anecdotal...but relevant), which is exactly my experience as a professional mariner of 35+ years also
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