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Old 04-01-2010, 16:05   #1
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Show Me Your Maretron WSO100 Installations, Please

I've been looking pretty hard for some real-world WSO100 installations and the only pics I've found were these I got from Maretron:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/deepplaya/sets/72157622982027254/
That owner used 1" stainless steel on the masthead which seems heave to me.

If you've installed a WSO100 on your masthead how did you do it and not also interfere with your masthead lights? The WSO100 is a pretty big device so I'm curious how others have solved it.

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Patrick,

Have you gotten any further with this? I am interested in the same thing and was planning on designing my own mount but didn't want to reinvent the wheel if I didn't have to.

I went to the Seattle boat show last week and am now a little leery of the WSO100 after hearing reports that WSO100 units are "shutting down" for minutes to hours at a time and the cause has not yet been determined. Have you heard anything along these lines?

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I have not heard of the issue you describe with the WSO100. I would contact Maretron directly for questions on that and then let us know. ;-)

My plan is to use a piece of Aluminum 6061-T6 Bare Extruded Rectangle, 0.375" x 3" x 24" (aka flat bar). One one end of the flatbar I matched the hole pattern for the bolts and humidity sensor on the bottom of the WSO100 so I can through bolt from under the flatbar into the base of the WSO100.

The other end of the 2' piece of flatbar will be bolted to the masthead.

I have the flatbar ($10 from Online Metals which is local to me in Seattle) and drilled the holes, but my spars are being painted now so no installation as of yet.

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Thanks for the info Patrick. I was thinking of doing something a bit more complicated but I like the simplicity of your approach. I am impressed with the Online Metals website and live in Gig Harbor so I may make a trip up to Seattle to get some material to play with.

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I ended up changing my mind about the flat bar. Here's a write up of how I installed everything with a picture.

S/V Deep Playa - Pearson 424 : We're looking for the trash fence
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I have he WSO 100 and used an extension to get it up over the anchor light. A tricky install when use the larger field connector. I think I zoomed in on it on this video. I have all Maretron equipment and am quite pleased. I have had my WSO100 go off line, thinking it was a connector issue - but it comes back. hmmm. I have other stuff at my website
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Re: Show Me Your Maretron WSO100 Installations, Please

Anyone have any ideas or pictures for a nice clean masthead install ?
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Re: Show Me Your Maretron WSO100 Installations, Please

That link is bad in my original post. Here's the URL again.

S/V Deep Playa - Dawn and Patrick &raquo Mounting the Maretron WSO100 Weather Station
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Re: Show Me Your Maretron WSO100 Installations, Please

Thanks, I did see yours. I step my mast for winter storage every year and would like to come up with something that is easy to remove and install (from a bosun's chair).
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Re: Show Me Your Maretron WSO100 Installations, Please

You could use a bulkhead pass-through on the mast so you can remove the wire from the mast and then the rest of whatever bracket you use. I just had to pull mine down and it was pretty easy to remove the instrument. If you use machine screws you can remove the bracket. That's what I did.

Good luck finding some more examples. I've never seen another of these in the wild at all.

Try on panbo.com too.
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