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Old 18 August 2018, 17:55   #31
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What sort of reflector do you have dubrus? It’s “easy” to see something on radar if you can visually see the corresponding thing to match it to and adjust the settings to remove the clutter. Working blind it’s not quite so easy to tune the radar and make sure you spot the weak returns, and mentally recognise them as boats.
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Old 18 August 2018, 18:09   #32
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I don't know the make without going to see it, the receipt for the boat build lists it as a "3 bollock reflector"

I have no idea how good bad or indifferent it is.

Here is one that looks virtually the same-

Edit, attached my own one now if anyone knows.
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I don't know the make without going to see it, the receipt for the boat build lists it as a "3 bollock reflector"

I have no idea how good bad or indifferent it is.

Here is one that looks virtually the same.

Thants a Tri Lens, I use the same.



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"3 bollock reflector"
Well - they have no excuses if they don't see you coming.
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Edit, attached my own one now if anyone knows.
It's a medium Tri Lens. Same as mine. Not quite as good as the Dusty Bin Echomax, but a lot neater. They were out of production - maybe you got old stock or maybe they are back in business. I don't see any for sale - good catch.
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The boat is a Nov 2012 build so I assume ribcraft had stock or they were still about back then, It certainly is a neat unit and if it works well enough it is a pity they decided to stop selling them.

I don't know what LT has ordered but I can probably arrange a comparison on an MOD radar equipped boat at some point out of interest...Unless someone in clyde has radar and can oblige
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It's a medium Tri Lens. Same as mine. Not quite as good as the Dusty Bin Echomax, but a lot neater. They were out of production - maybe you got old stock or maybe they are back in business. I don't see any for sale - good catch.


Talking about fog and near misses you should relate the story of ‘He who dances with tankers’
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Talking about fog and near misses you should relate the story of ‘He who dances with tankers’
"Dances with Supertankers"?

Funniest part of that story was there was no fog!
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"Dances with Supertankers"?

Funniest part of that story was there was no fog!


No but it was self inflicted near miss. Plus the fact he had both AIS and radar!!
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.....I have no idea how good bad or indifferent it is....
MAIB commisioned report on various reflectors.................

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