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Ford Ranger Canopy: Brand New Or Second Hand?

Ford Ranger canopy has many purposes for business and personal use. This can give your vehicle extra safety and security when transporting cargoes, securing your goods from different weather condition when on the road and giving extra space for passengers.

You have two options when buying ford ranger canopy, you can opt to choose brand new or second hand. They have differences in many aspects, price, appearance, warranty, availability, customisation and satisfaction.

Price

In terms of price, second hand is always cheaper than brand new. Buying second hand is the option people take when they try to cut expenses. But with just any purchases you make, not limited to Ford Ranger canopy, you have to be smart enough identifying value for money. See here for the 5 benefits of aluminium ute canopies.

Not all the time cheaper is the better option, there is a reason why second-hand is cheaper than brand new ones, yet you cannot discount the possibility and chance of purchasing high quality Ford Ranger canopy.

Appearance

Expect when you buy a brand new Ford Ranger canopy that is in best appearance, no scratches, no dents and perfectly smooth, unlike second-hand, scratches and dents are not avoidable because of wear and tear.

Do not expect a brand new appearance when you opt second hand. Canopy is exposed to different weather condition, thus appearance may depreciate in long-term use.

Warranty

When you buy brand new, you will either get manufacturer’s or seller’s warranty while second hand may or may not have warranties. Warranty is a must for Ford Ranger add-on and accessories like a canopy. It can save you money big time when repair and part replacement are required and this can also be your best defence and protection when the quality is not satisfied.

When second-hand is purchased in a retail shop you may possibly get a warranty but if you purchase it from an online seller or car enthusiast, most of the time if not all the time there is no warranty.

Availability

There are different canopy models and brands available for your Ford Ranger. Second-hand options may be limited as not all the time the brand and model you are looking for is available, so you have no choice but to get satisfied with what is on the second-hand market.

The availability also impacts the accessories and add-on you can purchase, especially that if you choose old models where accessories are not as rampant as the other available models.

Customisation and satisfaction

For canopy, especially for business use customising is highly recommended. Brand new canopies can give you the opportunity of customising it according to your requirement thus maximising what you can get from it. Unlike second-hand, where you will be left without a choice but to adjust with what your purchased second-hand canopy can provide.

Satisfaction may not be achieved completely with second hand since whatever is there you have to use it as is unlike when you purchase brand new, you can ask your manufacturer to customise it according to your required size, desired material to use and the like.

It is your discretion whether to buy second hand or brand new, with the list and information above, you should have a clearer idea which route to go.

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GMDSS Information- What You Need to Know

The Global maritime distress and safety system compromises of safety procedures, equipment and a set of communication protocols which makes it easier to rescue boats, ships and other air crafts in distress.

Though the system consists of many new operations there are some old operations as well which have been in use since many years. These systems play the following roles, which include

  • Giving alerts about the ship or boat in distress and determining its position and state at that current time
  • Carrying out searches and carrying out coordination’s
  • Broadcasting the maritime safety information
  • Carrying out general and bridge to bridge communications

History of GMDSS

Since the time the radio has been invented during the nineteenth century, ships have relied on radio technology to give out alerts. When the Titanic sank in 1912, it was realized that an advanced radio communication system would be required to carry out immediate help in time of distress. The Morse code radiograph equipment is sued to send out distress calls. However, the signals which the code carries is limited.

Then came the radio telegrams or radio telex which offered more broad range signal. During the 1980’s there was a boom in the use of satellite services. The Internet Maritime Organization is a United Nations agency which specializes in ship safety and preventing any sort of risks.

What kind of equipment are used for GMDSS

The following are the few equipment used for GMDSS

Emergency position indicating, radio beacon

The United States, Russia, France and Canada worked together to jointly create the Emergency position indicating radio beacon. It is now necessary for al ships to carry this equipment. This help alert the rescues systems almost anywhere in the world.

Navtex

Navtex is responsible for distributing maritime safety information. It issues navigation information and issues safety warnings to ships around the world. A small, self-contained radio can easily read signals issued by the stations spread around the world. Navtex receivers are now considered a necessity recreational vessels. This is because they can help ships identify any potential risk which they might face. The Navtex signals can help identify the following

  • Warnings regarding storms at sea
  • Ice warnings
  • Weather forecast
  • Gale warnings
  • Distress messages

The national weather service prepares a long list of daily forecasts for the GMDSS to b broadcasted y the Navtex.

SafetyNET

The safetyNET is an international system which promulgates weather forecasts and marine navigational warnings. These broadcasts can be received free of cost. The national weather service always ensures warnings are issued for broadcast for at least three different ocean areas four times a day. This may include a list of warnings, distress signals and hurricane warnings. These marine forecast rely on the voluntary observing ship program.

All the above mentioned are only few of the GMDSS equipment. These are helpful for all kinds of vessel at the sea. In fact recreational vessels would benefit from installing at least one of these systems.