Well, parcel arrived from Channel Ribs today and i set about installing the VHF and transom pole so here is how i got on.
Started off with the template on the console, marked it all out and set about cutting the hole. All going well until i tried to slide the radio in and the wheel was in the way
. So after quite some time scratching my head on how to get the bloody wheel off, i decided on gentle encouragement and bingo.
Connected everything up and linked it to the GPS, but no position coming up, more head scratching, a bit of searching on here and realised i needed to earth the negative wire on the vhf nmea wire too
, bingo. Then tried pushing the aerial through the cable tidy, bit more head scratching when it got stuck
, anyway you get the picture. But all is in and i now have a position on the vhf and can receive transmissions. Phew.
Also managed to squeeze the transom pole into the nats arse sized gap i had too.
Thanks one and all for the help and advice.