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Radar reflector

How do I attach one of these to the shrouds?
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If I understood the question, this should help

http://www.davisnet.com/product_docu...52_153_157.pdf
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The reflector in the photo is missing it's third plane. When all three planes are inserted one of the edges normally has a point to hang the reflector on a line, usually fitted like a flag halyard to a spreader. When suspended, the horizontal plane would have a hole in it for the lifting halyard to pass through and the bottom of the reflector would have an attachment for the other end of the line in order to pull it down.
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That explains why I thought I had 3 of them!
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Make sure it hangs in the "catch rain" orientation.



Otherwise one plane is useless.
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There are other options for placement such as on the triatic if you have a split rig.


This is not presented in that well advised "rain catch" position, but I've inquired and been told that I present a big target on my neighbor's radar screens. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Before I shipped the boat to Maryland on a truck they used to be mounted to the shrouds on the Mizzen Mast. I wanted to mount them the same way but have not figured out how to attach them to the shroud.
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It looks like it is assembled wrong. The two black tabs should be opposite each other, they have holes in them to run a light line through.....my observation
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Before I shipped the boat to Maryland on a truck they used to be mounted to the shrouds on the Mizzen Mast. I wanted to mount them the same way but have not figured out how to attach them to the shroud.
I just used stainless steel wire to bind the reflector to the shroud.
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