Stuff on the Bridge

At the transom, just aft of the rudder post, the boat has a crossover piece known as the bridge. Today we mounted a few items…

From left: at the top is a mushroom GPS receiver, just below is the Raymarine remote control for the auto pilot, then a Standard Horizon remote VHF transceiver with its plug socket. All of the cables travel under the bridge to the starboard side, then into the interior of the boat and on to the control panel and the nav station. Lots of wires and important to prevent chafing. The boat is stern to the marina berth.


We also fitted the Sea Me active radar repeater which gives an enormous radar return ping on ships (and a loud in-cabin noise on Dinah) when touched by another vessel’s radar signal. Using the Glomex fitting it can be rotated through 180 degrees: down for inshore racing or up above the pushpit for offshore.