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SELF-LEVELLING RADAR MOUNT

NEW GEAR TRIED & TESTED

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Nobody needs convincing of the benefits of radar,

but how well does it work when you’re heeled?

Chris Beeson finds out































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Above: Pixie’s Scanstrut self-levelling radar mount.

Price: £621.58. Tel: 01803 863800. Website: www.scanstrut.com


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Anchored off Portsmouth, our targets were: 1.Gilkicker (0.2nm),

2. Spitbank Fort (1.4nm), 3. Ryde Pier (2nm), 4. No Man’s Land Fort

(2.4nm) and 5. Horse Sand Fort (2.6nm). We also saw 6. Southsea

seafront, 7. Fort Blockhouse and picked up a MARPA target (inset 8.)

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On most scanners, vertical beam width is 25 so if heeled more than

12.5, echo strength will deteriorate and could be lost completely

102 www.yachtingmonthly.com MARCH 2010


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