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Old 03 February 2010, 15:48   #11
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Jersey
Boat name: Archangel
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: ETec 225
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I have an Echomax reflector on my boat and no one had collided with me yet. If you have radar you will know that even a large yacht without a reflector will show a weaker echo when end on than a smaller boat that does have a reflector. They're relatively cheap so why not fit one?

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Old 04 February 2010, 10:12   #12
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: Wildheart
Make: Humber/Delta Seasafe
Length: 5m +
Engine: Merc 60 Clamshell
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Taking that to it's logical conclusion - I've never had one at all, and nobody's ever run into me........

On a more serious note, those of you "with", how do you fit them to avoid masking the all round white & VHF aerial for a good chunk of their 360 degrees radiance? Under the crossbar makes sense, but then it's almost level with the engine, and will be partially masked by you & your crew.......

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Old 09 February 2010, 05:33   #13
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Country: UK - England
Town: Leicester
Boat name: Vixen
Make: Ribcraft
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As below, top of vhf antenna does seem close to top of reflector. Will keep an eye/ear on this? Both as fitted by manufacturer.
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