We installed an AIS Transponder in early August. It allows us to be seen and tracked by a large range of vessels and in particular, the big ones. It is a great collision avoidance device and as prices come down, more and more vessels are acquiring one.
You can see us on marinetraffic.com … search for MMSI # 316001829, or look for Michaela with the Canadian flag. We may not be visible everywhere but if we are close to our marina we will show up.
Even though we may not be updated on Marine Traffic, we are still visible to all vessels with an AIS receiver.