system is worth having in conjuction with radar
will only tell you about other ships and boats with AIS running, but will not tell you anything about boats with no AIS, or help inform you about any other objects around you. Radar
can also be helpful spoting certain weather
Originally Posted by sfbay
I think the sometimes trying conditions of the Bay make it ideal and fun for sailing. We have spots with a gentle breeze and warm air but where's the challenge in that? It's nice to progress with your sailing abilities and learn new things...
Speaking of radar, I think I'd rather get an AIS system like this one. Inexpensive too and more information!
SR161 AIS Receiver - NavSoftware