|She's a big 'un.|
|Always good to know.|
|Do NOT unwrap prior to installation.|
|There's a packing list and templates for each compartment in the 25 kilo box.|
These numbers break out in interesting ways: the higher the horizontal beam width, the lower the discernment or "sharpness" of the display. The vertical beam width, on the other hand, should be desirably high to account for the typical pitching of a sailboat at sea. The heeling, on the other hand, is dealt with by a self-levelling radar mount. I'm getting this one.
The main use for our radar will be twofold: seeing marine traffic on passage and seeing weather around us. I'm more interested in distance (hence the 4 KW radome, although the draw is reported as just 38 W) than I am in spotting a stick in the water a mile ahead. The nature of the sort of sailing we intend to do is largely high seas: radar buys you time. That said, this radar can be tuned to a pretty tight standard of seeing canoes and geese at 3 AM in the fog 1/2 NM ahead, should that be necessary. But I have seen radar used to steer between thunderheads and localized downpours, and I think this radar will excel at that.
|I expect great things from you, radome.|
|Thorough, aren't they?|
|The AIS info at the bottom of the cursored vessel is smoothly displayed with the radar return.|
|It's possible to avoid a lot, but if you can't, it's good to have some warning of heavier weather approaching.|
|The wires that go into the display. I have to run right-sized wiring to the display unit, but the draw is pretty low: 3.2 A|
|More fuses and covers and literature.|
|I was concerned this unit would be too small. My hands are large: I need not have worried.|
|Sorry for the focus; I should've used the flash.|
|Oh, the places you'll go and you'll see their outlines first!|