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Open array radar on faster boats

Old 02-28-2012, 08:39 AM
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Default Open array radar on faster boats

I was talking to a friend of mine about how I wanted to switch my new boat to open array. He mentioned that you couldnt do it on a boat that went over 50mph becase the wind messed with the spinning antenna. That got me to thinking even more about towing the boat at interstate speed 75mph ish.

So my question is, can you put open array antennas on performance style hulls that run over 50mph? And is trailering at higher speeds an issue?
Old 02-28-2012, 11:21 AM
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I trailer mine at 70mph on the interstate with no problems. I do make sure and face the front of antenna aft when trailering to minimize bugs and anything else that might hit it doesn't damage or otherwise coat the surface it transmits through. On the owners manual it mentioned a speed limit but it was higher than I trailer at - I can't remember the actual number, and if I remember right it had more to do with affecting it's rotation when in operation.
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I believe most good open array radars are rated to 100mph. You should check with the manufacturer instead your friend.

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