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Old 01-09-2008
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Radome Mast Mounts: Should They Pivot?

A sailing buddy sent me a link to the Edson technical website. They are known primarily for steering, pedestals, quadrants, etc., but I saw that they made a mast mount for radomes.

Does anyone care to comment on what the advantage is, if any, to having a pivoting mast mount for one's radome? A lot of the pole mount or backstay mounts pivot, but the mast ones don't (in general), and given that the range of "swing" is going to be more pronounced the higher you go up the mast, I wonder why I haven't seen pivoting mounts that often.

I ask because I am weighing the pluses and minuses of pole mount vs. backstay mount vs. mast mount.
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