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Edson Radar Tower

We are really happy with the way our new radar installation came out, particularly the Edson tower.

We have long felt that the best place for a radar is on a tower, not on the mast or backstay.

It even inclines for when we are heeled in fog…yes, we get wind and fog here in Nova Scotia.

And here’s a fun hack. When I got it installed it was a little wobbly due to the slight play between the tube glassed into the hull and the tower tube, so I preloaded it to the rail with Dyneema lashings—lighter and easier than struts.

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Colin Speedie

While we’re still debating over acquiring a radar, if we do, that pole looks just the ticket!