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Old 18 September 2014, 11:47   #11
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I put a VHF aerial on a 13 ft boat and everybody took the p*ss, saying it looked like a radio-controlled toy.
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Old 18 September 2014, 12:57   #12
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I have a radio controlled toy with an 8ft antenna mounted to the transom. Works great! I can send and receive from decent distances. As you can see in the photo I put it on the port side, and have an aluminum pole for my dive flag on the starboard side. The antenna folds perfectly into the boat, and is mounted to the transom with stainless wood screws. If it ever comes loose, I will use a plate of stainless as a backer, but it has been that way for years...

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The white board is 19 mm plastic (chopping board). Arial is mounted to thi and works fine. However, I may be buying new hull that does not have D rings, so I am wondering what to do about arial.
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I have a radio controlled toy with an 8ft antenna mounted to the transom. Works great! I can send and receive from decent distances.
Yeah, unless you see basking sharks...


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Mounting VHF arial on a SIB

Rnli,s D class sibs have the vhf aerial mounted on the inside of the transom along with the nav light pole.
Though its better to bolt it on the outside rather than inside part of the transom it just limits you not being able to drop /lower it down inside the boat should the need arise such as putting a boat cover over , unless you screw it off & on .
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Old 22 September 2014, 01:24   #16
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Though its better to bolt it on the outside rather than inside part of the transom it just limits you not being able to drop /lower it down inside the boat should the need arise such as putting a boat cover over , unless you screw it off & on .
My antenna bolts on the inside of my transom and folds right into the boat, so I can put a cover on. Nothing sticks up at all, and the antenna is safely tucked inside the tube.
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Yeah, unless you see basking sharks...
Someone been keeping secrets JY? I know one of those too - "Hey, guess what! We saw Orcas yesterday!"
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Someone been keeping secrets JY? I know one of those too - "Hey, guess what! We saw Orcas yesterday!"
Did a dive with Pete and his buddies; they took off while we moved for another dive in the area. Found out later they had seen basking sharks (pretty uncommon these days where we are) just around the corner from us. Pete put pics up on RIB.net somewhere.

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Someone been keeping secrets JY? I know one of those too - "Hey, guess what! We saw Orcas yesterday!"
It wasn't a secret. JY told me the channel to check up on the whale watching boats that spotted the basking sharks. I am just amazed that he has so many dives in Monterey Bay and has never seen one. They are slowly making a comeback after man almost wiped them out here.

That was also my friends C-Dory, which of course has the antenna even higher off the water.
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