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Mess Deck: General Section => Full Scale Ships => Topic started by: RST on January 31, 2019, 08:35:58 PM

Title: Cannisters on small vessel masts
Post by: RST on January 31, 2019, 08:35:58 PM
Quick question please.  My exertise is "ships" rather than "boats".  I am building a couple of models of smaller craft, and a common feature is a white (GRP?) cannister mounted vertically on the mast -very common on fishing boats, launches etc.  What the hec is it please?  I've trawled google for so long now -I obviously don't know the starting keyword and not got anyone handy to ask.  I've tried GPS, DGPS, EPIRB etc. etc. none of the suppliers or chandlers have any products close to what you see fitted.

You can see the cannister on the back of the mast on this picture.  What is is please?...

(http://seawardboat.com/wp-content/uploads/DSCF2061-1-1024x640.jpg)
Title: Re: Cannisters on small vessel masts
Post by: Baldrick on January 31, 2019, 08:48:55 PM



  Echomax radar reflector . Makes a bigger target blip. ?




https://www.echomax.co.uk
Title: Re: Cannisters on small vessel masts
Post by: Bob K on January 31, 2019, 10:15:56 PM
This 2 part thread clearly proves how useful this forum really is

Thanks to Baldrick providing the info asked for by RST     :-))
Title: Re: Cannisters on small vessel masts
Post by: RST on February 01, 2019, 08:23:01 PM
Thanks Baldrick!

No idea why I couldn't think of that application -makes perfect sense now why you see them on plastic or wooden boats like trawlers!  I know the types of reflectors -just never realised they were put in cannisters also!

Thanks very much,

Rich