Installation of Raymarine Digital Radar

Since I’ve not pulled the mast on our C380, I can’t definitively speak to the conduit in the mast. Yet, I’m pretty confident that you can use the old radar cable to pull the new digital cable through the existing conduit. From the diagrams in the manual, the digital cables look to be about the same diameter or smaller. They should be smaller since coax has been replaced by digital signal wires, along the more efficient digital scanner drawing less current. The Raymarine digital radar manual provides extension cable part numbers. These are likely the appropriate part numbers, but check to be sure. 2.5 m (8.2 ft) extension cable A92141 5 m (16.4 ft) extension cable A55080 10 m (32.8 ft) extension cable A55081 Historically it wasn’t a good idea to splice coax radar cables, but now that the cables are digital, it’s probably not as critical. If you feel

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Installation of Digital Radar

I installed my digital radar two years ago with the mast down. It was a new installation so new mounting hole in the mast for the cable, tapping holes in the masts etc. It is low enough though to use an extension later to install just above the first spreader and above the deck/steaming light. If you had a makeshift scaffold would save you from being a contortionist. The Cat 5 cable is functional and I have used it for testing and temporary use, but there are several significant differences. First Cat 5 cable is solid wire and not the best choice on our boat, Raymarine is stranded. The Raymarine has a metal housing which may provide continuity of the shield which Cat 5 does not have. The waterproof outer housing at the chartplotter may be an advantage, as I did get moisture in the connector at the back of

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