Originally posted by Chris Murray
a dummy box indeed !!!
Well it means you don't have to worry about being zapped
I suppose I ought to explain why Phoenix was pretending to be fitted with radar . . .
In a previous incarnation, the boat was used by Alan Priddy for his trans-Atlantic voyage in 1997. Raytheon had supplied a radar, but the A-frame was way too low to be a useful mounting point and Alan didn't want to add a hulking great chunk of extra metal onto the back of the boat.
Given that he only planned to use the radar at low speed in fog, it was decided to make a mast that could be fitted over the console as required, and stowed away when not required. To be fair to Raytheon and give them some visibility, an empty radome was fitted to the A-frame. This also explains why it is mounted ridiculously low!