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Old 28 July 2011, 15:49   #1
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Radar Installation

Hi all. I have a Gemini 730 that I plan to install a radar on. The idea is to fit the antenna (radome) onto the existing aft "roll bar" over the engines. I am looking for photos of others' boats with similar installations that can help me finalize the placement. Please post pics of your RIBs fitted with radar if possible. Thanks for the help.
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Old 28 July 2011, 16:34   #2
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Mine's fitted on the A-frame. Note reinforcement struts where the vertical tubes meet the horizontals.
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Old 28 July 2011, 18:49   #3
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Mines on the A frame as well.

The flex was too much for it though and the frame cracked in 4 places.

Its being repaired now but I think I'll be ordering a more substantial A frame from Marine Fabrications.
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Sorry haven't got pic with me. But I have a Garmin 18 hd radome. It was on my A frame and the whipping action cracked the uprights. The a frame was 1 1/2 inch. Upgraded to 2 inch is fine now. There is a massive whipping action when going through the waves so go for extra strength
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Very pleased with ours, have a look at on website for pics.

If you have the option, go broadband, it's very good
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Over the engines? Or on an A-Frame? Will the beam clear the console, and more importantly, the crew?

Wouldn't want to irradiate myself or others on a continual basis (though the broadband radar sets are supposed to be pretty benign. Even so, there's the radar shadow issue.)

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