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Old 09 May 2013, 04:40   #11
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I have also been told by others that if you have radar fitted you need a cert of competence - does anybody know if this is correct?
The use of Radar is covered under IRPCS Rule 7 Risk of Collision extract:

(a) Every vessel shall use all available means appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions to determine if risk of collision exists. If there is any doubt such risk shall be deemed to exist.
(b) Proper use shall be made of radar equipment if fitted and operational, including long-range scanning to obtain early warning of risk of collision and radar plotting or equivalent systematic observation of detected objects

A formal qualification is not a requirement for leisure use in the UK but the IRPCS clearly states that proper use of radar equipment must be made in the above context - ignorance is not an excuse.

I have a broadband Radar fitted on my RIB and it is brilliant and does exactly what it claimed it could do
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Of course I could be wrong and its all a coincidence that two of the posters on this thread have links to the names of Area Sales Managers at Kelvin Hughes.
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personnaly I'm loving my Simrad Broadband 4Gx radar, far far better than the set it replaced which was made by some other company
Hi Dave - that sounds like a brilliant product. How does it compare on cost with other systems? Seems like you are really happy with the deal you got.

Do you have any links or pictures so people can see how good it is, especially if it's more widely available than what the OP posted about.

Thanks for sharing - anyone else like this seemingly tried and tested product?

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Hi Dave - that sounds like a brilliant product. How does it compare on cost with other systems? Seems like you are really happy with the deal you got.

Do you have any links or pictures so people can see how good it is, especially if it's more widely available than what the OP posted about.

Thanks for sharing - anyone else like this seemingly tried and tested product?

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We like subtle but effective
Should be our byline

Would it be fair to say that the most excellent SIMRAD RADAR gear is virtually identical to it's sister brand - LOWRANCE. Some GREAT packages going there at the moment.

From a personal perspective - I was watching donegaldan mess with a rather tasty GARMIN HD set last weekend and it converted me - I'm a believer!
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Yes. I have to say I'm really tempted by the current LOWRANCE or SIMRAD broadband radar with NMEA200 compatability.

(Other makes might possibly be available. Not sure which though?)
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Gee thanks Guys.

So while I have AIS on my RIB, for adding radar, from your experience it's worth looking at:

LOWRANCE
SIMRAD or
GARMIN

... makes of unit. That sounds like quite a good range of units to choose from.

I assume all those are for sale in the UK without restriction?

Many thanks for helping me out like this.

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So while I have AIS on my RIB, for adding radar, from your experience it's worth looking at:

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I had an AIS receiver linked up on my last RIB but did not fit one on my present - instead I fitted the "all seeing" Simrad Broadband Radar system.

BTW Lowrance and Simrad are both part of Navico.

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Do you have any links or pictures so people can see how good it is
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This is a library photo which I can vouch for - very impressive
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