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post #10 of Old 03-24-2009
drewan08
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I am going through the same dilemma. I like the idea of not scanning for submarines and airplanes when I am sailing. I don't need to sea a wooden row boat 10 miles out but would like to be able to pick up a can at about 3 miles and any larger freighters at ten miles. I asked some people at the manufacturers of the backstay mount systems and they say all the stress is loaded to the deck or chainplate through the pole. I still have heard bad things about the systems putting tension on the stay and causing wear on the cable. I don't like the idea of putting the raydome 25 feet up the stick to get it above the spreaders. All of that extra weight aloft seems like it might add a lot of roll and decrease stability. The guys at garmin (if I remember correctly from the boat show) said their unit was designed to be 8' above the water. What do you all suggest?
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