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Old 29-08-2021, 10:48   #91
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Re: KISS Ocean Passage Lithium Setup

Originally Posted by DDabs View Post
You don't happen to have a photo of his setup do you? I'd love to see it. I have thought about the idea of using larger panels in lieu of a bimini, I don't know why more people don't go that route as well. I'd love to see how he has the reverse U shape mounted- I have problems envisioning that with my setup.

My radar is mounted on a very thick pole that is on the port stern. This pole also holds antennas for GPS, Iridium, and AIS. Wind generator will be mounted on the starboard side on a similar pole.
Same setup the buddy boat has now, plus a cloth bimini.
So you have 2 poles already, just connect them and ready is one reverse U of the 2 you need. The windgen will never be silent just on a pole, no one I know actually as the one long pole amplifys the humming noise doesn‘t matter what you do…had the same issue with my old mono, bolted to the massive frame of the davits cured it then, my buddy boat has the same problem.

He is building it at the moment…so no pics now. But very simple, take 2 pipes with 38mm/2mm thick, bent each to a U and rotate 180 degrees, weld in top corners between them 75cm long pipes. On the bottom of the Reverse U on each pipe there is a 8x15cm plate welded and these will be bolted on through the deck. Ready is your frame. So in his case it’s 210cm high, 370cm wide and 80cm deep. In the rear end top corner short pipes with mounting plates for Radar and windgen. 2 panels on top bolted to the pipe and screwed together by simply drilling holes through their frame, butyl tape in between to seal the joint.
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