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Old 12 August 2014, 04:53   #11
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I've tried to answer this twice but it won't post even though I'm logged in.
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Old 12 August 2014, 05:14   #12
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Strange! You made it through that time! ;-) Feel free to PM if you'd prefer, or if there's more chance of that working?
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Old 12 August 2014, 07:06   #13
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My old Viper had one on top of the Aframe which I just unscrewd to put the cover on had no problems and I now have on on the side of the Aframe (not fitted by me but it works!) not the best place but it dose work!
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Old 12 August 2014, 07:17   #14
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Nick, that would be almost the same set-up I'd have, although I'd put a 1 - 1.5m whip on there if I chose to go with the side of the A-frame option. I'm leaning towards the Metz type antenna on top of the A-frame, but thinking of the faff with unscrewing/screwing the aerial lead and then the aerial every time is putting doubts in my mind.
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I have this one which just unscrews from the base, the lead stays atached to the base when the cover was on!
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I have looked at those, do you get on with it ok? I've heard (from other threads on here) that there seems to be two extremes - those who love them and those who hate them. It seems some have been fine, but others have had numerous failures?
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Yes I know some don't like them but I have had them on a couple of boats now and the only thing that has gone wrong was the bracket braking on the present one which is easily replaced but if you go for top mount then you don't use one anyway
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I reckon I might be looking at one of those then - it seems to fit the bill with only one thing to screw/unscrew! Thanks Nick.
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Antenna is always in whilst towing (saves it rolling about in bottom of boat anyway) and I have a blanking plug (somewhere.. cos I can never find it when I need it!) to put in if I need to leave boat anywhere on away trips where antenna might get nicked.
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why would you wanna do that..antenna just screws off the base which is fixed to the A frame
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Oh right, I wasn't sure - the photos I could find of the Metz look as though the antenna is one piece & screws through the metal with the nut holding it before connecting the cable. Didn't realise the base of it stays in place while the antenna comes off.


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