Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 15-10-2010, 17:54   #16
Registered User
 
markpierce's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central California
Boat: M/V Carquinez Coot
Posts: 3,416
Quote:
Originally Posted by chadlaroche View Post
an hour away for you but not for guy tracking you in a powerboat.......
Got lots of ferries out here that move at 40 mph. If heading toward you from two miles away, it doesn't take more than three minutes to be on top of you, assuming you're stationary.
__________________

__________________
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-10-2010, 14:17   #17
Registered User
 
Auspicious's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Boat: HR 40
Posts: 1,793
Send a message via Skype™ to Auspicious
My radar is on a pole aft, about 8' above deck, and I don't regret the decision a bit. The pole has provided a home for my GPS antenna, AIS antenna, a dual-band ham radio antenna, and a wifi antenna. It also is the structure for an outboard motor lift.

The radar is easy to reach and a dead simple tilt adjustment for extended periods on one tack has been quite reliable and convenient.

In the meantime, there is plenty of stuff going up the mast to complicate pulling the mast without adding a huge persnickety multi-conductor cable.
__________________

__________________
S/V Auspicious
AuspiciousWorks
Beware cut and paste sailors
Auspicious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-10-2010, 15:22   #18
Registered User
 
matauwhi's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Boat: Mason 53
Posts: 652
G'day, mate. Ditto on Auspicious above. Ours is approximately 9 feet off the deck. The dinghy outboard lift on the pole has been priceless. I have a couple of removeable wire stays that we use offshore to add stability to the tower. All the best. Cheers.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	MasonStern.JPG
Views:	131
Size:	47.7 KB
ID:	20234  
__________________

__________________
matauwhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
mast, radar

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Radar Reflector Height unbusted67 Marine Electronics 7 19-06-2009 10:38
pole mounted radar dockgoody Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 11 12-12-2008 08:52
Radar Tower Mast/Pole Mount - $250 kitebuz Classifieds Archive 2 11-12-2008 12:35
Mast height Alan Wheeler Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 32 17-04-2008 03:42
Mounting A Radar On A Windgen Pole?? Hubec Marine Electronics 3 04-03-2008 20:01



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:29.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.