Originally Posted by Chris
Agreed, a Piece of wet string hanging from the A-frame would be a better option than a RibRaider.
Pacific are good aerials, I have the one meter whip but you can just unscrew this from the base and fit a stubby one if you wanted. Beign able to easily remove the aerials is ideal if you need to get you boat under a low doorway etc.
Which is why I now have a Pacific - my primary mooring now has a roof so I needed something easily removable, and going under the low bridge where I launch, there's about six inches of clearance over the A frame at high tide.
One thing you do need to bear in mind with the Pac is that you'll need to try and bond the base to the A frame otherwise when you try and unscrew the antenna, you'll usually unscrew the nut on the bottom of the mount instead. No prizes for guessing how I know that, and does anybody know what the best glue is to stick plastic to stainless steel
(I might just try making a soft grippy rubber gasket of some sort, only became a problem last time out)