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Fossil BS: Damn Good Ideas collection (27) RE: BS: Damn Good Ideas collection 01 Oct 12


Oh no they don't! Our yacht had one of the best radar reflectors (fender type) permanently fitted and we still had our share of near-misses. The only thing that really, really works is in fact the transponder, which actively sends a radar return when painted by another set. That's why aircraft carry them.

No, the sails idea was a thought aimed at improving the passive return from a sailing yacht. I had no idea that it had already bee tried - would be grateful for any references to this you might have.


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