VHF aerial mounting

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VHF aerial mounting

Postby Julian Porter » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:30 am

What is the best way to mount a VHF aerial I don’t want it to fowl the windex and I didn’t really want to buy a combined windex and aerial as it is bound to get broken when the mast is down.
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Re: VHF aerial mounting

Postby erbster » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:37 pm

It depends on what your aerial and windex are like. I have both at the masthead. My aerial is a stubby type, so it’s too is lower than the moving parts of the windex.


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Re: VHF aerial mounting

Postby Julian Porter » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:59 am

erbster wrote:It depends on what your aerial and windex are like. I have both at the masthead. My aerial is a stubby type, so it’s too is lower than the moving parts of the windex.


Thanks for that. I copied your suggestion. Now to fit the radio in the cabin. Do you have a recommendation where to fit it? Is it useful to be able to use it from the cockpit as well as below decks.
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Re: VHF aerial mounting

Postby erbster » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:46 pm

Hmm, tricky. Many have I “down below”, which is neater in a way and not open to the elements. I chose to fit mine in the cockpit so that I could use it when sailing single handed.

I have an instrument panel fixed to the stbd interior bulkhead, so I have all my instruments through that side. I did have to take a deep breath before making another hole in my boat...


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