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Old 11-01-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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Radar Mast– Mainship 36 DC

I want to install radar. I have a Mainship 36 DC Aft Cabin. There is a bimini soft top on the Fly bridge with a hard top over the aft cabin.
I probably know what the answer will be but I’m asking anyway. Is there any way to put the radar dome up with a soft top on the Fly Bridge?
I am wanting to put some solar panels on the hard top and I already have a crane up there to cast shadows. I guess I will just have to live with it and the RADAR casting shadows.
If I have to use the Hard top over the sun deck, do you have any simple mounting arrangements that you have photos of? I am not at the boat now but the hard top is probably about 2 to 3 feet lower than the soft top so I have to get higher than that and it shouldl clear my head by about 2 feet or more when I’m sitting.

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Old 11-02-2012, 12:49 AM   #2
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To install on the hard top, use a forward leaning radar post so the radar ends up above the aft part of the bimini top. The bimini itself is no strong enough to support a dome.
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