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Old 25-03-2012, 06:50   #1
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Are Radome Mast Mount " Guard-Rails " Useful ?

I'm planning on mounting a RM 2K radome on the mast of my modest-sized older Bristol 27.7. I've already decided on a fixed mount but am wondering if adding a guard rail around the radome (Scanstrut has the option for about the same price as the mount itself) is worth it. Does the guard rail help reduce wear on the jib or serve any other useful purpose, especially in the case of a boat with external halyards?
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Old 25-03-2012, 07:38   #2
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Re: Are radome mast mount "guard-rails" useful?

I have heard reports of mast-mounted radomes knocked off the mount by the genoa when tacking or luffing. I think guardrails are a good idea.
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