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    I had always wanted the 22 foot large antennas on my 32. Mac had convienced me to use the shorter ones on the buggy top. Has anyone mounted the larger ones and if so how did you accomplish it. Would appreciate a pic if its available.

    Thanks

    Steve

    Beowulf CC-32
    Cape May, NJ

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    Steve

    I have 2- 16' digital antennas on the top. They are mounted on the second hard top and have standoffs on the tower. Chris did the same to his. I'm going to the boat tomorrow and will take a pic for you.
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    • #3
      att 32

      Thank you tom: I dont think the shorter antennas have as long a range regardless of where they are mounted.

      Steve

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      • #4
        Steve

        Here a some pics of the antenna mounting. The 8' only has a 6db gain and the 16' has a 10db gain so you should get a lot more range.
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        Last edited by Split Decision; 06-04-2007, 12:01 AM.
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        • #5
          Ant instal

          Thanks for the pics. I see where you mounted them.

          I also see you have a Simrad Radar as I do. Dont you find it annoying that the Radar does not park itself in the forward position. I had asked Simrad about that and was told that the new units face forward when shut down.

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          • #6
            Steve,

            As Tom said, I also mounted my 16' Digitals on the 2nd hard top, a slightly different spot, witht similar results.

            Also, My 4' 12K Furuno radar doesn't park facing foward so don't feel bad.
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            • #7
              att 32

              I see you mounted the 16' on the outside of the curved area on the tower where as Tom mounted them inside of that area. Its hard to tell from the photo angle but it seems that your mounting gives a straighter appearance.

              I have been following all your installation photographs and you really seem to have done some extensive research for the project. I am pretty happy with my arrangements except for the antennas and I would have probaly gone for two Simrad screens instead of using the Furuno digital depth sounder. The unit itself is great but i would rather have a disital depth when running and two wide screens for charting and radar. The split screen works fine but I really like the clarity of the full picture.

              Tom: if you happen to read this : We where running the boat yestyerday out the Delaware Bay in a 15knot 3ft chop with breaking water. After about an hour or so I noticed a rattle sound comming from the transom. It seems that the transom door rattles quite a bit. Any suggestions on how to stop that sound ? Checked all the hardware and everything seems tight.

              I have to ask what digital camera are you using ? Those pics are crystal clear. Are you using like 10 megapixs ?

              Thanks for the Pics..very helpful

              Steve
              Beowulf
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              • #8
                Steve

                Either way you mount the antennas they will look straight. Mine would not fit where Chris mounted his. Maybe his spreaders were mounted further toward the tip of the rigger to give him more room next to the tower. He also had to weld a bracket for the standoff. I just had to cut a piece of 3/4 starboard to the curve of the tower.

                As far as the rattle goes I had the same problem. That little wedge piece of starboard that the lid sits on when closed needs to be just a little wider so it hits the sides rather than the top. I made a new one and stopped the rattle .

                The pics were taken with a 7 megapixel.
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