Originally Posted by martini
Don't be scared of fibreglass antennas of the 1-1.5m range, they seem to hold up surprisingly well
We have Pacific aerials on the RIBs, they are New Zealand made..... The Pacific range have a standard (and robust) base which you can screw different antenna onto easily.... We use the short flexi ones (leave them on) http://www.rib.net/forum/attachment....1&d=1328895932
and because we operate in some pretty remote /poor vhf areas also carry a large 1.5m fibreglass antenna (as per Matts recommendation) which is stowed under the sponson in one of the oar clips.... But tbh rarely have cause to use it.
In fact I just bought another two for the Atlantic from Ian Sharlot on here..... I think Ian bought up some stock as the main importer stopped dealing
not sure if thats correct???..... Either way, worth dropping Ian a note as his prices are good....and with Pacific there are lots of options
For what its worth, I too have broken a Vtronix