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post #6 of Old 01-09-2008
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Personally, unless you have a habit of sailing at 30˚+ of heel, you really don't need a pivoting radome mount. As others have pointed out, it adds significantly more weight aloft, is far more complicated and more prone to failure.

Most modern boats are much happier if they're sailed relatively flat anyways, with less helm problems and handling problems as a general rule—so if you've got radar on the boat, try to reduce sail, instead of heeling way over. You'll be more comfortable, safer and the boat will generally handle better—which are all pluses.

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