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Old 09-07-2012, 03:11 AM   #21
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If Marin doesn't want to go slow, maybe ...

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Old 09-07-2012, 04:16 AM   #22
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Put there it is frying your manliness when on if you're up there I suspect...is that perchance why you helm mostly from below, Marin?
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Yes. That's a common mounting position on older boats like ours with solid wood masts. It has a couple of advantages over a mast mount but the disadvantages outweigh them. So I'd never recommend a flying bridge antenna position to someone contemplating adding a radar to a boat that doesn't have one. Mast mount or radar arch are the best ways to go in my opinion.

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Old 09-07-2012, 11:28 AM   #24
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Put there it is frying your manliness when on if you're up there I suspect...is that perchance why you helm mostly from below, Marin?
No. We wouldn't run from the flying bridge in weather we needed the radar in, and the display is at the main helm station anyway. We don't run from up above because we hate the sight picture in terms of maneuvering from up there, and we feel totally disconnected from the boat. I find I can judge the boat's position and movement in close maneuvering far more accurately from the lower helm, plus I can get out on deck to help with lines instantly if necessary.

And the transmission from a recreational radar is so weak that it won't affect you unless you hold your head hard against the radome with the radar transmitting for a week 24/7. So say the radar experts, anyway.
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