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Mounting a 24" radome, fully enclosed I hope, on a backstay is a rather difficult proposition. It is easier to make a fixed mount for it... and probably less expensive to do so than to try and create a low-cost backstay mount.
The problem with a backstay mount is that it has to be engineered to not damage the backstay, and to keep the radome oriented in the forward direction and relatively level. Also, it has to be designed to stay in position without any real surface or object to mount it to. This really complicates the design IMHO.
Making a post-mount is far simpler, since you can fairly effectively gimbal the mounting platform along the longitundinal axis of the boat, to compensate a bit for heeling.
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