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Old 03-05-2002, 09:31 PM
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If you leave the standard 6' antenna up when you back into the garage it becomes much shorter. Then wrap the splintered end in duct tape. I think that is how the race teams set theirs up.

Anybody want a brand new 6' antenna. It came with the boat and I don't need it. I think they go for ~$25 at West. Make me an offer! I also have an old one that came with another boat. Don't need that one either. Maybe I can let my buddy borrow it and we can joust or something. Use some trashcan lids for shields and go for it.
 
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Old 03-05-2002, 11:57 PM
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Originally posted by Mike J
I have had good luck using
the "Stowaway" #5911 by
Shakspeare, It has a suction cup and is only
10" tall.
WestMarine #519058
Worked well for the Ski
race LongBeach to Catalina
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Hey Mike J , what would you guess the range of the 10" antena is.

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Old 03-07-2002, 05:51 PM
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Well I know for sure the
range is more than 14 miles offshore,They were
on with the pits in Long
Beach during the ski race.
I think line of site is 20
miles or so.
They come with a 10ft long
cable so take a tallfriend Mike J.
 
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Old 03-07-2002, 07:34 PM
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I had the 10" antenna for a couple of years. It is advertised as an emergency antenna. It worked fine, but the suction cup dried up and cracked. I could hear alot farther than I could talk with it thou. Range was very short for me. Maybe a mile or so. Terrain is the deciding factor.
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Old 03-07-2002, 08:03 PM
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hehehe. Terrain. Isnt water the terrain? Sorry, couldnt help myself. No insult intended. I suppose in really big waves it would make a difference.
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doug,
If you have a Boater's World store near you, they carry'em and they are cheaper than West Marine . If you order from their website or the catalog, they don't charge tax or shipping. Just bought a new ICOM M127 VHF radio from them, saved about 50 bucks compared to West Marine price.

http://www.boatersworld.com

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Old 03-08-2002, 12:46 AM
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Yep: Not much range on the
river in the GRAND Canyon
Use KY for dryout.
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