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  • Polished Stainless Steel vs. Powder Coated Aluminum Boat Radar Towers

    The differences between polished stainless and powder coated aluminum go far beyond cost. Choice of material and manufacturing process has a profound impact on the longevity and appearance of your marine radar mount in the long run. I hesitated in producing this article as I do not want it to be perceived as a criticism of any powder coated marine radar mast. Most manufacturers produce a high quality...
  • BattleWagon Polished Stainless Dual Mount

    BattleWagon has created a stunning new polished stainless steel dual radar mount for compact satellite domes and radar domes that simply look like jewelry for your boat. The dual mount is 16” tall and like all BattleWagon mounts, is hand crafted by incredibly skilled fabricators, polishers, and welders. Utilizing American steel, components, and craftsmen, this dual mount is the only polished...
  • Benefits of Properly Mounting your Radar Antenna

    If you have made the investment in a marine radar system, you already understand the benefits of marine radar for safety, navigation, and weather prediction. Whether your radar is mounted on a hardtop or radar arch, it is important to consider many factors in order to optimize the performance of your radar by properly mounting your radar antenna to ensure:
  • New Sleek BattleWagon Top Plate & Hardware

    Continuing with our history of providing unique (and shiny!) radar mounting options and accessories for boaters, BattleWagon has redesigned our top plates to eliminate all visible slots and holes once your radar is installed. The new top plate fits domes from Garmin, Raymarine, Simrad 3G/4G, and Lowrance 3G/4G and is a stunning piece of mirror polished grade 316 stainless steel. Now included with every...
  • Searchlight Dual Mount

    BattleWagon has made another addition to our line of marine radar mounts and accessories: a dual mount for remote searchlights! The mount's foundation is a 12" aft leaning BattleWagon radar mount with an elegant polished stainless extension for the searchlight of your choice. The searchlight extension is fully welded and polished to a mirror finish, just like all BattleWagon mounts. There is no assembly...
  • What Does American Made Really Mean?

    There are many ways that a product can be manufactured, assembled, or sourced that would make it considered to be American made. It could be that the assembly is done in the US or the percentage of the parts and labor that are American is greater than 50%. We go to great lengths at BattleWagon to ensure that every component of a BattleWagon Radar mount is American made. Our steel is made in the USA....
  • What Makes a BattleWagon Radar Mount Different?

    There is no single item that makes BattleWagon unique. It is everything about BattleWagon that makes it an original, handcrafted piece of jewelry for your boat. Every component is made in America, from the grade 316 stainless steel, to the gaskets (made in house), to our Perko LED all around nav lights. We relentlessly adhere to this guiding principle above all others. Perhaps the best way to describe...
  • Custom Radar Mounts by BattleWagon

    As we all know everything on a boat is a compromise. Each radar installation has its own set of challenges to overcome and goals to achieve. We encounter unique circumstances regularly and generally can come up with a solution that works both aesthetically and functionally. If your radar installation has more questions than answers, give us a call and chances are pretty good we have seen the situation...
  • Where to Mount a Radome for Best Performance

    The radome or open-array antenna sitting atop your boat is your radar's eyes and ears, and like the eyes and ears upon your own head, the way it's situated can make a world of difference in what it sees and hears. When it comes to radar, of course, the way it sees is the way it hears. Think of your radar antenna as a loudspeaker and microphone, all in one. The loudspeaker shouts — with a microwave...
  • Fully Welded vs. Modular Radar Mounts

    One of the primary goals at BattleWagon is to help you make educated decisions about the products necessary to mount your expensive marine electronics. If you have purchased a new radar unit or satellite dome you have no doubt noticed the proliferation of modular mounts in which you purchase a base in the height you want and then choose a top plate that matches your dome or open array. It is a trend...
  • Selecting the Right Radar for Your Boat

    One of the most important pieces of equipment on any boat is the radar. This item is what allows pilots to navigate through the fog, determine their position when visibility is low, and much more. Unfortunately, because it is fairly technical in nature, it’s one of the parts of their boat that owners understand the least. When buying radar, a lot of people assume that the most expensive units...
  • The Basics of Using Radar

    Many boat owners know that their radar system will show them other objects, but they don’t really know what those objects are. They can’t tell the difference between other boats and buoy markers, for example. That’s because radar systems can be very complicated. However, by understanding the basics, you can learn how to make the most out of your radar.