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Old 29 March 2007, 13:18   #11
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my rib raider kept snapping on the motorways something to do with vibration/frequency and 80mph
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Old 29 March 2007, 13:47   #12
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my cable has come out of the bottom of the aeriial a couple of time, requiring a new brass bullet for the end. Vtronix were good in that they are sending me a replacement brass bullet to fit.

Also, Mine is currently loose as the nut that goes through the mount bracket is very stiff and needs doing up with a spanner. Makes removing for the motorway etc a bit of a pain.
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Old 29 March 2007, 15:44   #13
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OK I now have my Rib Raider ready to fit on "something" (exact location yet to be decided)

Various people have suggested that these things have a tendency to fall to bits ... so whereabouts do they come loose and which bit falls over the blunt end? I might be able to do some preventative maintenance, at the wrong side of 60 quid inc postage, I don't want to be changing it too often

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I am at the moment on the Mark 1 anti antenna losing mod. It consists of wrapping some fishing line round the base of the antenna and also the curly bit of the aerial. I lost the antenna last time. Hopefully if aerial does come out then at least I should find it dangling off the A Frame.
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Old 29 March 2007, 15:49   #14
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Steve,

I am at the moment on the Mark 1 anti antenna losing mod. It consists of wrapping some fishing line round the base of the antenna and also the curly bit of the aerial. I lost the antenna last time. Hopefully if aerial does come out then at least I should find it dangling off the A Frame.
Biggles,

Whereabouts did yours part company - at the base or where the springy bit goes into the more rigid lower section?
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Old 29 March 2007, 16:20   #15
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I lost the metal antenna bit. If you look at where the antenna goes in to the egg cup sized base there is a small plastic nut you can tighten that grips the antenna. I think mine just came loose and the antenna fell out. I think it would be hard to lose the base as its quite substantial.
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Old 09 May 2007, 14:26   #16
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and so did mine in on the N Wales cruise - B*%^£* !!!! --Lots of pics with it in place - followed by more pics later in the day without it
So it looks like the fishing line hi tech mod for the next on eh! I have to keep taking the antenna bit out so that it goes under the garage door,will have to loop the fishing line over the masthead light each time I suppose- then the one day I forget guess what will happen
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and so did mine in on the N Wales cruise - B*%^£* !!!! --Lots of pics with it in place - followed by more pics later in the day without it
So it looks like the fishing line hi tech mod for the next on eh! I have to keep taking the antenna bit out so that it goes under the garage door,will have to loop the fishing line over the masthead light each time I suppose- then the one day I forget guess what will happen
Consider yourself lucky Dave - I know one station where the crew did that with the folding upper radar array on a Mersey lifeboat.....
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