budget orientated radar installaion - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 05-04-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 138
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
obiec is on a distinguished road
budget orientated radar installaion

I am going to be putting a radar on my 33 foot sail boat. I do not wont to spend a bunch of money to do so. I purchased a Furino 16 mile LCD. First I can mount the unit in the nav station and it will swing so it will be Sean at the help about 7 feet away will this be to far, do you have to play with all the buttons much, or can you set it and forget it. The nice thing about this install is that is you were on the ocean and were using the head or making coffee and a target came on you would be able to here the alarm. or if you were single handed and taking a nap. Also it would be dry at all times. But I am not sure at 7 feet you could see the display clearly enough. I could mount it right at the helm.
Secant for the Antenna, I was thinking about building a Radar arch from 2 inch aluminum round tubing. This would allow me to use a sun shade easily and help with future solar panes and such. Or I could go up the mast. or even set from the stern on a pole. How high dose the antenna need to be and dose it really need to be gimble mounted. any help I would really apricot. Thank you.
The radar will be mostly used for Fog and night cruising on the Columbia river where there is lots of barge traffic. Also do most targets like river cans and fishing boats show up on Radar.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 05-04-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 275
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
windship has a little shameless behaviour in the past
budget orientated radar installaion

obiec,
Good move.You''ll be very glad you have one!Especially for your sailing grounds.
I have my radar mounted on a swing-out bracket next to the companionway like you were asking. Yes, you''ll be able to see it just fine and in the in position, you''ll be able to read it from inside the cabin.
Yes, you''ll see everything,cans, nuns,lobster pot bouys and boats.
I reccomend the array be mounted one third to one half way up the mast(sloop rig) wiyh a two or three degree down angle.
A leveling device is good if you want one but you don''t have to have one.
Home Depot has an assortment of brackets that work fine and are much cheaper than the ones from West Marine etc. If you would like some info on the install,check back here.
Good luck.

Dennis
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Radome location mychaos Gear & Maintenance 8 03-04-2005 09:47 AM
Raytheon Radar XX. fer@fer Gear & Maintenance 6 03-03-2005 03:32 AM
Nobeltec radar? magnusmurphy General Discussion (sailing related) 4 03-08-2004 03:30 PM
Radar vrs. GPS & radar TimeWarp Gear & Maintenance 2 12-05-2003 04:46 PM
Is Radar an absolute necessity? Aucassin Seamanship & Navigation 13 11-21-2002 01:38 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:16 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.