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David Burch

 - posted February 11, 2005 07:52 PM      Profile for David Burch           Edit/Delete Post 
Our goal is to compile a list of companies that offer gimbaled or manually leveled radar mounts. There are two listed in Radar for Mariners, and for now this is just a place to keep the list. When we get a moment, we will tidy this up.

If you know of other sources, please post a reply with their info. thanks.

-- add Questus ( http://www.questusmarine.com )

-- add Kato Marine ( http://www.katomarine.com )

-- from RFM: Waltz Manufacturing ( http://www.waltzmfg.com )

-- from RFM: Marine Services and Salvaging ( http://www.radaronthelevel.com )

From: Starpath, Seattle, WA
David Burch

 - posted February 27, 2005 04:14 PM      Profile for David Burch           Edit/Delete Post 
We got this recommendation from the Captain at classicquasport.com. They saw it at the Miami Boat Show, last week.

See the Patrick mount.

Seems to be oriented toward keeping radar scanners level on planing power boats, but i have also seen this type of trim tab arrangement used for tacking the radar on a sailing vessel (ie the 72-foot SV Cassiopeia).

From: Starpath, Seattle, WA

 - posted January 25, 2011 01:50 PM      Profile for sjeng           Edit/Delete Post 
What is the actual risk of malfunction cables when a gimballed radar mount is used? I would expect the continuous movement of the cable causes metal fatique and breaking. Any experiences with cable malfunction due to this reason in gimballes radar mount?
David Burch

 - posted January 25, 2011 01:56 PM      Profile for David Burch           Edit/Delete Post 
typically the units only tilt some 30 or 40 degrees and with a large bow in the cable i do not think there is much stress on this at all.

to answer your question, i have never heard of problems with it, but i am not much of a test on this. the same question to a ship yard would be better.... again, though, with reasonable design, i would guess this is not a problem.

also, they are all damped or should be, so there is no swinging around to speak of.

i note the links to specific models above still work, so maybe they could shed more light.

From: Starpath, Seattle, WA

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