Sailboat Radar Post - $850 (Portland, ME)

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condition: good
Radar post for sale. This radar pole was mounted on the transom of a Swan 48. It is in good condition. See photos.

In addition to holding a radar dome, it has three additional arms to hold smaller GPS antennae or other electronics. Could also be used to hold a satellite communication dome or antenna, or other telecommunications gear, such as satellite internet/TV, etc.

Using a stern radar post has advantages. Compared to mast-mounting: (1) The mast will not block the aft radar pulses that can cause a radar blind spot blockage for targets approaching from astern; (2) It keeps the radar out of the way of halyards, sails, flailing sheets, spinnakers, etc., thus reducing tangling hazards that can require a trip up the mast; (3) The radome is accessible without climbing the mast or using a bosun’s chair. A scanner on the mast is more difficult to service than one on a pole and heaven help you if the cable needs replacing; (4) Mast mounted radars are very vulnerable to damage when the mast is un-stepped; (5) It avoids unwanted added weight aloft. Extra windage and weight aloft make for more hobbyhorsing. Sure it's not that much, but with the lever arm, every pound counts. In monohulls, one more pound at the top of the mast, requires 100 more pounds on the bottom of the keel, to counteract it; and (6) You avoid drilling holes in the mast, which could weaken the mast.

Local pickup in Portland, ME or buyer pays packing and shipping.

post id: 7748416975



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