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Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:41 am

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A large part of my coastal and inland sailing area is the Intercoastal waterway. Now that I have SCAMP 347 I need to purchase and mount a new radar reflector. At the same time I am looking into floatation for the masthead or the sail spar. Does any current SCAMP owner have suggestions on radar reflectors or masthead/spar floatation that could be mounted on a SCAMP?

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Jude SCAMP #347
Mermentau River @ Lake Arthur - Louisiana, USA



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Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:27 am

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Here is a do-it-yourself masthead floatation solution:

http://www.wayfarer-international.org/W ... tation.pdf

There have been few radar reflector tests which conclude that passive radar reflectors aren't that effective. Still, the octahedral ones are popular among dinghy sailors.

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Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:36 am

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Sounds like you have a complete boat. If so this tip isn't helpful, perhaps for others building a spar. When I build hollow birds mouth spars I loosely bunch up aluminum foil and place it inside the mast before final closure. This has been tested and lets show the spar itself becomes an effective radar reflector.



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