You definitely don't want to move your RADAR down there. It will render it nearly useless.
RADAR is an acronym
Direction And Ranging.
The principle it works on is it sends out electronic pulses from the antenna the pulses bounce off the first solid object they hit, return to the antenna. The computer measures the time it takes for the pulse to return, and notes the direction of the antenna when the pulse goes out.
It calculates this data and then creates an image on your monitor
. What would happen in your case is the first thing the pulse hit would be the back of your cabin
. This would render your RADAR blind for about 180 degrees. Worse yet it's the 180 degrees in front of you.
I could offer a possible solution. Build a RADAR mast
out of tubular steel
. You can off set it either to port or starboard so it doesn't interfere with your solar panels
and your RADAR will still function as intended.
You could even make it a fold down mast
to maximise your under bridge clearance.
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