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Old 18 July 2007, 06:40   #11
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Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
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Originally Posted by Biggles View Post
I should imagine the normal ones do provide better RX/TX but on top of an A frame they get so much whip on a RIB that they don't last too long. Therefore the RIB Raider ones are a compromise to provide the same emmisions in a small package. They should last the effects of being whipped around. But plenty of us have still lost these. Just make sure yours is properley secured to its base, I mean the steel antenna in to the base. (Its got a small plastic nut you can tighten up) because you can't get the antenna bit on its own and its 40 plus to get a new one.

I think I'm slowly filling the Solent up with bits that have fallen off my boats or just got lost overboard

Nick R.
Don't worry I have the "bit of fishing line round the top" tip filed away before I go out

Just waiting for the new flotation suit to arrive for a bit of thermal insulation before I go out again...

I've got 1/4 wave 2m (145MHZ) antennas that are shorter than the Raider and don't have a coil in the base so it must be just down to design rather than necessity I think.

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