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Old 03-19-2018, 09:59 PM   #1
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Camano Radar Arch

Looking to upgrade my Raymarine chartplotter and radar, and it got me thinking about relocating the radome to an arch similar to that shown in the picture. Anybody have a setup like this on a camano? The arch is only about 100 pounds, and I *think* there is enough fiberglass to mount the arch on the outside of the flybridge cowling. I have a flybridge enclosure and the arch should fit under it.

The old radar location meant that I couldn't really see behind the boat which was kind of annoying. I'd keep antennas, GPS, anchor light, etc. up on the arch versus these units currently dangling off my flybridge rails.

Atlantic towers seem like a good option: Boat Radar Arches | Tower In A Box | Atlantic Towers


Comments/suggestions please and thanks!
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:09 PM   #2
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I wonder if you could get one from Helmsman, since the new Camano's come with an arch.
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Jhance: Check out this one. The guy just used some SS stock and made a cool platform. Then he "tied" it into the bimini frame. Interesting setup,I wonder how strong it is though....


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not sure if the photo is of the boat that was for sale in Laconner, as it had what appears to be the identical arch. I looked pretty hard at that boat, but didn't give it much consideration precisely because of the arch. I keep my boat under cover, which is a bunch more difficult with a tall arch like that. That one did look pretty spiffy though.

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Toni, this boat was from Rhode Island actually. I also like the cockpit bimini. I like how the frame doesn't have any supports that get in the way in the cockpit.
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:18 PM   #6
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That's nice for a solar panel setup. I like the look of the larger tubing though. Just not sure how the aluminum arch will look against the SS railings and bimini support... should look OK. Main reason is to get the radar up higher so I can see ferries and ships bearing down on me from behind
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This is what I did to move the radar. A custom made mast from PYI in Lynnwood, Wa.
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Toni, this boat was from Rhode Island actually. I also like the cockpit bimini. I like how the frame doesn't have any supports that get in the way in the cockpit.
Actually, I was referring to the original photo posted by JHance.

and....I did go back and check and it is the local boat. Here's a picture of it moving on the water. I'm way too stupid to figure out how to post photos, but this MIGHT be a link to it..Looks pretty nice with the stainless arch.

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Toni, this boat was from Rhode Island actually. I also like the cockpit bimini. I like how the frame doesn't have any supports that get in the way in the cockpit.
I just received a cockpit bimini from Hardtotop.com Right now, its laid out in my office making sure I can put it together. Its a bit sparce on directions. I had them make it so it attaches the same way, with no vertical supports. I'll get some photos, and maybe share them...if I can figure that part out.
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I just received a cockpit bimini from Hardtotop.com Right now, its laid out in my office making sure I can put it together. Its a bit sparce on directions. I had them make it so it attaches the same way, with no vertical supports. I'll get some photos, and maybe share them...if I can figure that part out.
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Nice. I'm sending you a PM.
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