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Posted on 26. Feb, 2012 by admin.
While marine radar was once a must for recreational boaters, the advancement of electronic maritime charts and accuracy of new GPS has made the installation of radar sometimes secondary. With regard to essential equipment for boating safety, the importance of radar is still high, especially for yachts since it is still the only above-water active navigational tool available.
Variations in marine safety equipment are typical and radars can be divided into different categories according to wavelength. Two being discussed here are s-band radar and x-band. S-Band radars operate on a wavelength of 8-15 cm and frequency of 2-4 GHz and are useful for near and far range weather observation.
X-Band radars operate on a wavelength of 2.5-4 cm and a frequency of 8-12 GHz. Due to the smaller wavelength the x-band radar is more sensitive and can detect smaller particles. These radars attenuate very easily and therefore are used for only short-range weather observation. Because of their small size x-band radars can be portable.
Debates often come up over which is the better radar to equip yachts with and which is the most useful. However, many are equipped with both types of radars as one is more useful on the open sea while the other is better for ships in coastal waters. Multiple superyacht owner, John Rosatti opted to include both on his mega yacht Remember When.
For those in the market for the best radar for any yacht, the best advice is to check with the experts, ship pilots and other yacht owners. Nothing compares to firsthand experience when it comes to navigational and detection systems for any sea vessel and these marine electronics are crucial to safety. Talk to professionals and fellow boat owners to determine which variation will best suit your boating needs.
Posted on 02. Jan, 2012 by admin.
Yachting safety should be your number one goal when it comes to being safe when sailing or yachting. There are a number of accidents each year that all could have been prevented if yachting safety had been acknowledged. Here are some tips to help make your next yachting vacation or trip a safe one.
You want to make sure that you have a number of first aid kits on board. It is important that the first aid kits are available should you accidentally find yourself cut or bruised while on board. You should have disposable ice packs and Band-Aids along with gauze and tape. A good experienced yacht owner always has these things on hand along with sun block and antibiotic ointment. All of these things are necessary when looking to have a smooth, yachting safety day on the water.
Yachting safety is going to call for the marine radio to be on hand. This piece of marine safety device is essential to someone who is going to be going out onto the water. This is going to be your connection to staying in touch with people on the main land. You need to make sure that there is more than just one person on board when yachting to make it easy for someone to operate the marine radio if there is an accident and you are unable to use the radio.
The best yachter is still going to keep a compass or GPS on board to follow when on the water. The GPS is going to make it easy to know where you are at all times. Keep these items on hand the next time that you go out onto the water to ensure that your passion for yachting ensures a trip that is a smooth, safe and enjoyable one.