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prpark posted 07-19-2006 12:52 PM ET (US)   Profile for prpark   Send Email to prpark  
I am having a Uniden Oceanus flush mounted on my 2005 170 Montauk and I am thinking of mounting spots. Should I flush mount at knee height below the throttle or in the angled space above the throttle (seems perfect here)? Please weigh in here.

In addition, I was going to mount a three-foot stainlees whip at the top ofthe center console rail. Does this sound like a reasonable setup? Thanks for your help.

Phil

alfa posted 07-19-2006 03:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for alfa  Send Email to alfa     
Phil,

check this thread : http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum6/HTML/000985.html
Hope this helps.

Alain

jimh posted 07-19-2006 10:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
If your radio is a Class-D DSC radio it probably will have a nice display which you will want to be able to see. I would mount it so that the display on the radio can be easily seen by the operator without having to bend over.

The range of a VHF radio on a small boat is primarily determined by the antenna installation. Mount the antenna as high as possible and as in the clear and removed from surrounding objects as possible.

Chuck Tribolet posted 07-20-2006 01:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
And you'll want to be able to HEAR the radio. You want to
mount it (or an external speaker, or both) is pointed more or
less at your face.


Chuck

bigjohn1 posted 07-20-2006 01:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1  Send Email to bigjohn1     
Phil, I have the same boat but IMO, there is NOT a "one-size-fits-all" answer to antenna mounting. Please identify where you boat and what the primary use of the boat will be.
bsmotril posted 07-20-2006 06:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
I've got some pictures of my mount on my Montauk with a short stainless whip. When up, it does not interfere with the top. And when folded down, the boat cover fits without any obstruction to chafe against. I ran the cable inside the grab rail.
http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c229/bsmotril/ 1984%20Montauk%20Updates/
BillS

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