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Re: New Radar Arch

Postby Highlander » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:57 pm

the Raymarine wind instrument will b re-installed in the same poss. shortly it will b approx 2ft higher than the old single arch height
here is a close up of the three leg mounting base on each side of the stern
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Re: New Radar Arch

Postby Gazmn » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:59 am

As usual,... Nice Job Cap'n 8)
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Re: New Radar Arch

Postby BOAT » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:14 am

So you use a traditional wind sensor, huh, :| I thought you were using an ultrasonic wind sensor. Geeze John, I'm still trailering my boat - I don't have my own dock like you do so I want something with no moving parts so I don't need to remove it every time I trailer the boat.

:( I thought you had an ultrasonic sensor - I can't find anyone to help me with an ultrasonic sensor - :(

I will have that Pegasus wind sensor that is supposed to work on a rotating mast tore off the boat pretty soon - anyone that wants to buy it can have it - name your price. (I would recommend some one who understands electronics might want to use it - because I could not get it to work for more than an hour).
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Re: New Radar Arch

Postby rsvpasap » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:18 pm

This amazingly well-planned and well-executed work and for such a reasonable expense. Interesting and impressive.

Will there be a backstay?
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Re: New Radar Arch

Postby Highlander » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:21 pm

rsvpasap wrote:This amazingly well-planned and well-executed work and for such a reasonable expense. Interesting and impressive.

Will there be a backstay?


Yes the backstay on it,s traveler which allows the back stay to b adjusted from port to starboard as the mast rotates which keeps a direct aft pull on the mast "not a sideways pull " will b re -installed once I figure out where my VHF, TV, wind, cell ph marine booster antenna,s & radar radome positions r finally decided on so as not to interfere with the backstay movement & 3 solar panels yet to b installed :) along with future dinghy davits :wink:

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Re: New Radar Arch

Postby dreamer » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:56 am

Solar panels and future dinghy davits? John, you have to let the rest of us catch up on the mods :!: You should get the boat on a scale...I'd love to know the weight.
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Re: New Radar Arch

Postby billstevens_1999 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:45 pm

Been looking for this or similar. Someone else has one on a 26S.
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Re: New Radar Arch

Postby Highlander » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:18 pm

billstevens_1999 wrote:Been looking for this or similar. Someone else has one on a 26S.


Well I,d b interested in seeing some pic,s , I,m kinda held up right now waiting on some s/s brkts being made for me hopefully I,ll b back on track by wed

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Re: New Radar Arch

Postby Sheppie62 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:00 pm

Image Found this wakeboard arch at the metal yard. Will need some adjustment. Hope to make it look like this once done. Will get mounted on sides of boat.Image
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Re: New Radar Arch

Postby Highlander » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:04 pm

Very nice as I have stern rail seats that was not an option for me to mount in that location

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Re: New Radar Arch

Postby Highlander » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:32 pm

finally all done but to clean up the wiring coming down from the arch which I,ll do today as it,s 19C sunny day again
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in the above pic from the bow of my boat u can see three small red racing buoys
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now if u look to port side of the center cross above u can see where the radar picked them up these r only approx 24" round wide so that,s a remarkably small target
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Re: New Radar Arch

Postby Highlander » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:38 pm

still have to install a remote control search light on the center of the antenna bar
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row boat race day
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Re: New Radar Arch

Postby Highlander » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:17 pm

See the row boat go by on the port side & watch it on the radar screen as it moves away to S/B
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Re: New Radar Arch

Postby BOAT » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:26 am

Is there anything on there that tells wind direction?
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Re: New Radar Arch

Postby NiceAft » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:12 pm

John,

After all the time and expense in this project, I’m glad your having fun with the new toy :)

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