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October 9, 2017
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...
April 10, 2017
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....
February 13, 2017
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...
November 7, 2016
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...
January 21, 2016
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...
November 26, 2015
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...
May 20, 2015
BattleWagon Introduces New Radar Dome Hardware Kit
We have just put together a sleek new hardware kit for radar domes that eliminates the typical stud and nut configuration most domes and mounts utilize. It creates the absolutely most attractive and secure way to complete your BattleWagon radar mount! Made from polished grade 316 stainless steel, the hardware includes button cap socket screws and...
March 9, 2015
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...
October 13, 2014
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...
September 12, 2014
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.
Radar Basics
Many boat owners...
July 14, 2014
When installing hardware on a cored deck there are 2 primary problems: 1. The opportunity for water infusion into the core. 2. Potential for crushing the core when fasteners are torqued. I’ve used a method of installing hardware for many years that addresses both of these concerns and ensures that there are no future issues with water intrusion.
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May 12, 2014
BattleWagon has just introduced 2 new vertical mounts for compact satellite TV antennas from KVH, Intellian, Sea King, and Raymarine. These are the only polished stainless mounts for satellite TV antennas on the market and they are absolutely breathtaking! Crafted from grade 316 polished stainless steel sourced in America and welded by some of the best welders in the country, these mounts will set...
March 18, 2014
What exactly can you expect in terms of strength from a BattleWagon marine radar mount? We’ve always felt that the quality of our material, choice in gauge and thickness, and the skill of our welders make a BattleWagon mount the strongest on the market. We have never, however, had anything but our own models and programs upon which to base that opinion. Enter the winter of 2014 and the extreme...
January 2, 2014
We are pleased to introduce the absolute sleekest mount for the FLIR M Series and the Raymarine T Series thermal cameras in the world! BattleWagon has developed a mount that includes flush mounted polished socket screws that fit your M Series perfectly. The M6 machine screws extend into the camera body no more than 6mm, preserving your factory warranty. All you have to add is some thread lock and you...
April 3, 2013
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...
December 19, 2012
You've purchased a radar and it is time to install it. There are a few decisions you must make to ensure you achieve optimal performance. The item I would like to discuss today is how to determine if you need a 4 degree down angle on your marine radar mast or if a horizontal configuration is the most effective. To answer that question, we must first first understand that every installation is a compromise...
November 8, 2012
The new site provides a stronger visual representation of the quality of a BattleWagon mount along with our commitment to doing business exclusively with American suppliers and employing American craftsman! We designed it to be easier to navigate and much more visual so you can truly see what BattleWagon is all about; creating the strongest and most attractive radar and satellite mounts in the world....