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Old 12-26-2017, 11:05 PM   #1
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Default Radar Pedestal for 2800 SCR?

I'm going to be picking up a Garmin GMR 18HD+ unit shortly, and I'm investigating what the best mechanism to mount it on our radar arch is. Right now we just have the allaround light up there, and with the deadrise of the nose of the boat I assume we'll need to elevate the radar by another foot or so over the arch to get the signal to clear while planing. Anyone already solved this problem and has suggestions for which parts to buy?
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:34 PM   #2
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HI
This is what i did for my simrad , 8 in tower with a 4 deg pitch on top. Most people don't plane on radar (in Fog) unsafe ? there bow is up a bit when going slow and the 4 deg makes it all level.
https://sites.google.com/site/seasca...8-radar-mounts
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Old 12-27-2017, 05:50 PM   #3
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Ah, neat! I was looking at having to get wedges. Pre-built-in wedge would be much easier. I assume you went with the forward-leaning option + light bar?
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I had a 10" Edson mount. It had the angle built into the mount itself. If the light is in the center now, then you can get a mount that also can have a secondary post for a light or GPS installed as well.
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Picked up one of the SeaScan 10" forward-facing mounts, 4 degree lean, with light pole. Now to figure out what LED light to get to stick on the end of the pole...
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yes coding
i got a forward lean with the hinge because its all to high to trailer. Send us a pic if you don't mind also
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