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Old 19 November 2011, 11:51   #11
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Thanks for all the replies.

Couple of additional pictures so you can see where the antenna is currently located. Just measured, so the console is 48" from the deck to the top of stainless steel grab-rail. The Metz antenna measures 36" in height. It's never given great performance, and I'd expect more traffic when scanning channels. Moving it from the grab-rail (in front of the console) helped, but I'm still not convinced. I thought there might even be disruption because the ICOM receiver is relatively close. I also re-soldered the antenna connections and have checked continuity with a multimeter, so is 100%. The ICOM M411 unit was also new this year.

Looking at the transom, there's probably only one place the light pole can go, which is to the right of the transom support leg. I measured here and reckon I have about 35" of clearance, which is about the same height as the engine cowl, before the garage up-and-over door catches it.

So couple of options, either a detachable light pole, or hinged so it can fold forward. In terms of a suitable height, 6' or so?
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Old 19 November 2011, 12:07   #12
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I must compliment you spartacus on how clean you keep your rib. On pic two I can't see a dirty streak anywhere on the white transom

Nice boat and I like the way it's fitted out
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Old 19 November 2011, 12:28   #13
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I must compliment you spartacus on how clean you keep your rib. On pic two I can't see a dirty streak anywhere on the white transom
Never heard of Photoshop? - Not that I'm trying to imply that Spartacus doesn't have a nice clean boat.
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Old 19 November 2011, 16:44   #14
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I must compliment you spartacus on how clean you keep your rib. On pic two I can't see a dirty streak anywhere on the white transom

Nice boat and I like the way it's fitted out
I probably spend a good couple of hours cleaning the boat after a fishing trip. Normally the drainwell resembles the chump box from Orca!

Cheers kerny.
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".......... resembles the chump box from Orca!" Reminds me of my ex wife
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Hi Richard, a little late but the pictures I promised.

1...Mast light

2..Shows the Elephants trunk deployment line and a cleat/fishing rod rest

3..LED Stainless Nav light

4..An internal shot of how the whole lot is mounted.
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Cheers Andy... now that is quality.
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You could mount it next to the rear-most backrest. Have someone fab up a folding or double folding pole with lights and antenna attached. If you use something like a Shakespeare antenna mount, you could accordion the whole thing to get it in the garage.

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XS did this for me on my new 530, detachable
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Another pic, must be possible to put an antenna on top too.
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