Here's a question for your collective wisdom:
We regularly have fog here in Maine, and my normal practice is to hoist a Davis
emergency radar reflector in the shrouds (so I hopefully will not get run over
by a lobster boat). So this year I decided to get the yard to mount an EchoMax
reflector on the mast, and be better prepared.
However, reviewing my work-list with the yard maintenance manager yesterday, he
asked why I was doing this, as I have radar, and the signal from my radome
would light up on other boats' radar better than a reflector.
That's something I've never heard before, so I told him I would investigate and
get back on that. Frankly, this does not make a lot of sense - why would people
bother with radar reflectors - but he has more than 20 years' experience with
Hinckley and others.
I'd like a definitive answer (Fred?) to resolve this.
ex C&C 34 Ghostnow Sabre 38 FreefallBass Harbor, Maine
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