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What about the radar dome/scanner? I have had my Furuno radar for 3 years and removed the display and scanner every winter, and took them home.
I noticed that most boats here in Toronto Canada leave their radar scanner on the boat for the winter. I always thought that was not a good thing but this spring when I reinstalled my radar I found there was a problem with the scanner and took it to the local Furuno dealer for repairs. The dealer couldn't get around to fixing even though he had it for nearly 3 months because he was too busy to look at it so I had no radar the entire summer. Finally I took it back and sent it to Furuno in the US for repairs.
So now I'm thinking maybe it was better to leave the scanner installed on the boat for the winter. Do most boaters, especially in the colder climates, leave their radar scanner on the boat for the winter and if so have you had problems with it after the winter?