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Old 30 January 2003, 11:16   #1
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Hi Guys,

First of all, I must say I glad I found this group. I own a 4m Zodiac (not a rib) but am thinking of getting a rib in the near future.

Many of you go off shore in all kinds of weather. Do you ever see the need of having radar? What about auto pilot so you can kick back when the conditions are right?
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Old 30 January 2003, 13:27   #2
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What is this all about???

Is this another wind up??
If not cannot understand the relevance of a SIB and of a Radar and an autopilot
In my humble opinion you don't need them.
Just a good GPS map.
SIMPLE AND SHORT!!
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Old 30 January 2003, 13:31   #3
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GPS and map don't tell you where anyone else is. Radar could have it's uses, but it won't pick everything up.

Autopilot? Hah! Drive it youself. If it's too flat a ride, liven it up

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Old 30 January 2003, 13:43   #4
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GPS and map don't tell you where anyone else is. Radar could have it's uses, but it won't pick everything up.
Agree, but why you would travel in the middle of the night to need a radar??
If the the RIB is a 4-8 mtrs long you don't need a radar. If is a cabin RIB then is a different ball game.
In the Med you don't see many Radars on RIBs
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Size isn't everything, what you do with it is...

It's not impossible for a radar to be of use on a smaller boat. It all depends on what your using the boat for and in.

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Old 30 January 2003, 14:02   #6
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Size isn't everything, what you do with it is...
It's not impossible for a radar to be of use on a smaller boat. It all depends on what your using the boat for and in.
Yes but have you considered radiation and mounting??
This is only a personal opinion, on a small boat a Radar is not as usefull as it is on larger craft where you will be spenmding sometime on it and even sail during the night or in adverse weather conditions.
But on a SIB or a small RIB it will not be of that much use (considering how much it costs).
May be I'm wrong with my reasoning though!!
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My thoughts are this.

I'm thinking of buying a 6.5 rib and using it off the coast of California and British Columbia were the fog can get very thick. Just thought radar would be nice to have so you can see approaching boats well ahead of time.
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but am thinking of getting a rib in the near future.

Guys, guys, read the post properly.Smokie intends buying a larger rib!
First of all, welcome to the forum Smokie. We have had a lengthy discussion about ribs and radars on a separate thread sometime ago, type radar in the search facility and try and make head or tail of everyone's viewpoints. As far as auto-pilot is concerned, personally I think it is a complete waste of time and money because I prefer helming the crafty myself. Now, if you were
Alan P about to circumnavigate the world, that would be a different matter entirely.

Out of interest, what did you have in mind to purchase as far as ribs are concerned?
Sorry, just read your post....if you are unfortunate to live in an area which is prone to fog, I would not hesitate in having a radar fitted, it comes down to safety which should never be compromised. Do not get caught in the trap of thinking once you have radar fitted you do not require a radar reflector. Even if you are transmitting, another craft will not necessarily pick you up on their radar. Invest in a good radar reflector as well as radar.
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Old 30 January 2003, 14:34   #9
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Thank you for your post Charles.

Have not decided a specific rib. My use will be water skiing, diving, fishing and possibly a cruise along the inside passage of BC. For that I require enough room at the bow to lay flat in case I have to spend the night on the boat. Looked at the Zodiac 650 but the bow space is a little tight.

OK you guys talked me out of an auto pilot.
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Old 30 January 2003, 14:40   #10
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....thinking of buying a 6.5 rib and using it off the coast of California and British Columbia were the fog can get very thick.
Then you deffinately need a Radar and as Charles said a Radar deflector so people can see you too!!

An autopilot?? Never used one on a RIB however reading Alan's book it seems that at speeds on rough seas does not work properly.
It all depends on what you want to do realy and how much money you are prepared to spend.

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