Originally Posted by Ctrl+Alt+Delete
Was just wondering whether a radar on a rib is really necessary as I was thinking of getting one!
Any thoughts would be helpfull
Simple answer, I don't know
I have radar on BP, I can honestly say that I've never had to rely on it to get me out of the sh1t. It works to a point, picking up land masses, large vessels, beacons etc. Anything small in all but flat calm waters & you're struggling. If money is a consideration, IMHO AIS is better value, considering anything over 300t now must have it. Just worth mentioning that mine is traditional fry yer heed radar, not the new-fangled broadband/HD/Digital type, so I can't comment on those.