Need a little help understanding the logic to this.
Why would an installer mount the radar
on the spreader?
The downsides are obvious- Mounted on the starboard side, it gives a large "blind spot" to port as the widest part of the mast
is along the transmit zone. If on a deep port broad reach, one has to over-trim the sail to avoid laying it on the radar antenna
. (boat is a cat with no backstay, so the spreaders are swept back)
Is there any advantage to the spreader mount? The vessel did not have a big 150 or 171 head
sail. If it did, one could argue the sail will tack easier, but at the cost of speed off the wind