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Old 24 March 2018, 12:58   #1
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radar arches

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those of you with radar arches can you post pictures of them, Im doing get one fabbed up but wanted to see what others have done maybe i missed some great ideas to incorporate onto it
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Old 24 March 2018, 15:57   #2
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This is my friends arch. I am probably going to do something similar on my boat. I'll will also be watching this thread for ideas.
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I'm sure Pikey Dave wouldn't mind me posting a couple of his enormous erection, aka the Mother of all Radar Arches...
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We call them A Frames as not every rib is fitted with a radar

This is my A Frame and c/w radar scanner. You can slide 2 x 30" liferings under the scanner. Enough space for the GoPro, electric horn, VHF antenna, navigation lights etc. On each side just above the tube you can see a stainless steel cleat for mooring
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I was somewhat in awe the first time I encountered Dave's in Dublin. When asked why he went to such lengths, he replied that he simply wanted to make sure that everyone saw him coming.

Mine is a much more modest affair:
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You got the horn too then?
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You got the horn too then?


Yep got an electric signal horn with a push button on the console . A very handy piece of kit
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Yep got an electric signal horn with a push button on the console . A very handy piece of kit

VERY Handy!
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Here's one on my son's boat. Working on the search light.

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thanks guys for posting pics @andre has the closest style that Im looking to do

has anyone ran a canvas from a T-top back to the radar arch?
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This is my friends arch. I am probably going to do something similar on my boat. I'll will also be watching this thread for ideas.


Donít mean to sound offensive, but isnít it one ugly looking yoke.
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I'm sure Pikey Dave wouldn't mind me posting a couple of his enormous erection, aka the Mother of all Radar Arches...
I wonder why a radar scanner and a radar reflector?
Surely with radar you dont need the reflector?
Or is it just belt and braces in case of radar failure?
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I wonder why a radar scanner and a radar reflector?
Surely with radar you dont need the reflector?
Or is it just belt and braces in case of radar failure?


One's to see, the other's to be seen.
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VERY Handy!


Hmm a push button electric horn, is it an age thing??
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Hmm a push button electric horn, is it an age thing??


Nothing but Peak Performance "Down South" Dave!

....Obviuosly Can't speak for you Dour Yorkies though??!!!
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Donít mean to sound offensive, but isnít it one ugly looking yoke.
No offence taken.
It is a matter of function before beauty.
That is why I am also following this thread. Can't hurt to see if there is a better mouse trap out there that also looks good.
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I wonder why a radar scanner and a radar reflector?
Surely with radar you dont need the reflector?
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Does having radar (scanner) absolve you of your solas requirement to have a reflector (where practical)?
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Does having radar (scanner) absolve you of your solas requirement to have a reflector (where practical)?
No idea not realy taken much notice but you rarely seem to see such a large reflector and a radar. Is the radar any different to an active radar reflector?
We have radar on the hard boat but no reflector i assumed the requirement was satisfied by the radar scanner
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No idea not realy taken much notice but you rarely seem to see such a large reflector and a radar.
There's an active reflector on top too!
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Is the radar any different to an active radar reflector?
I think it is - (i) your radar will not be operating across both the wavelengths commonly used by large commercial vessels; (ii) your radar transmission wont be synchronised with the incoming radar sweep to give the effect of an active reflector; (iii) there are presumably quite clever filters/electronics in modern radar to deal with "stray" signals that don't come from the original vessel especially in crowded areas where there are loads of radar operating.
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the requirement is to have a reflector, not radar or a reflector. Presumably your scanner isn't operating continuously when you are on the boat? i.e. in good vis you may turn it off, at anchor your probably turn it off, if you have an electrical or engine issue you may turn it off.
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No idea not realy taken much notice but you rarely seem to see such a large reflector and a radar. Is the radar any different to an active radar reflector?
We have radar on the hard boat but no reflector i assumed the requirement was satisfied by the radar scanner
Interesting one. As P. says, the reflector is a requirement - but then, does the hard boat have a bigger radar signature than the likely reflector? I bet the Queen Mary doesn't have a radar reflector

I have radar and a very discreet but effective reflector. If I was diving in the places Pikey used to dive, I'd have an active radar enhancer as well - although to some extent, I think that technology has been overtaken by AIS transponders, which I do have.
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