O34 Carbon Fiber Radar Pole Project

When I started this re-fit, I knew that either the old aluminum radar pole would need to be totally refinished or replaced. It was 1/4" wall aluminum pipe, and while super strong, I thought it was too heavy. Further, it is mounted on the port side of the transom, and the port side is the heavy side on an Olson, so having any added weight there is a bad thing. And no, a starboard side mounting is out due to conflicts with other structure inside.

The old pole weighed 35 #, and then...
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