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Old 12 July 2010, 18:29   #11
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Hi malthouse, are the connectors a standard fitting for the vhf standard horizon 1500e ? cheers.
Yes, a normal PL259 connector.
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Old 13 July 2010, 02:35   #12
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Yes, a normal PL259 connector.
What he said
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Old 13 July 2010, 03:38   #13
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Had 2 Rib Raiders the first was replaced under warranty after it snapped and echo the rubbish comments 100%, so bad I recently chucked it and replaced iot with one of these

http://www.saltyjohn.co.uk/metzmanta...ennaaerial.htm

Its superb totally out performs any aerial I have ever had and easily picks up transmissions from the next port north of us which nobody else can hear.
Its brilliant.
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Old 13 July 2010, 10:48   #14
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I would go along with the posts regarding the problems with rib-raiders. We are on our 4th.

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20615

Normally we would have abandoned it by number 3 but they gave us number 4 for free.
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... they gave us number 4 for free.
Excellent value.
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Old 13 July 2010, 12:30   #16
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Normally we would have abandoned it by number 3 but they gave us number 4 for free.
That's little consolation, when you're sinking and nobody can hear you.
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Old 13 July 2010, 14:19   #17
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Another vote here for the Pacific range, the one mentioned that unscrews is an excellent option and is called the Seamaster Pro range.

We use a 1.1m version day-today and it performs very very well indeed, we also have a stubby one that is a quick swap thanks to that screw-in feature.

Expect to pay quite a bit less than that Force 4 link.
Hi all, thanks for all your advise iv just ordered the pacific 1.1 version and the standard horizon 1500e vhf radio to go with it. cheers
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Old 13 July 2010, 17:03   #18
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we had a Metz aerial for our first vhf radio (a seavoice which came with 16+6 as standard and had to buy crystals for extra channels) on the fishing boat 30 years ago-just like the one in the pic. It was brilliant, moved it to each new boat when we upgraded and was still going strong when we finally parted company with the last hard boat. Unlike my raider aerials - parts of which are decorating the seabed in various locations around the UK
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I finally replaced my v-tronix aerial with a Pacific last year. Like Dave I've probably had 12 or so v-tronix rib raiders end up at the bottom of the sea over the last 6 years.

I run the 0.45 heliflex normally because of height restrictions on the drystack at cobbs but I also have a 1m for when I'm cruising.
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I know you have already ordered one but just in case anyone else uses the thread later:

We have both:

Glomex - Fibreglass whip
http://www.mesltd.co.uk/glomex-ra112...ss-p-7828.html

Vtronix - (not rib raider) Steel whip
http://www.foxsonline.com/acatalog/info_CBYWX.html

Both have been faultless and on for a number of years

We also carry a DIY emergency back up.
Which tested really well. I can't lay my hands on the detailed instuctions but the attached pic gets the gist across.

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