We all go to sea with a grab bag in the hopes that we will never have to use it, but if the worst ever happens, a radar reflector will locate our position to passing vessels, especially at night or in bad weather. This tiny but effective device is amazingly light because it is inflatable.
The Echomax 230I consists of a DuPont fabric array with PVC case. It folds down neatly to pocket size and is an ideal addition to the grab bag for emergency use.
The testing facilities of QinetiQ, a world leader in research and testing, recorded an astonishing 17m² peak, exceeding the RORC requirements by nearly two fold. The Echomax 230I can be mounted from the halyard, or there is an optional three-piece glass fiber rod kit for dinghy or liferaft use.
In storm conditions the unit can be deployed in the apex of the liferaft, or deflated.
For more info, visit www.echomax.co.uk