GPS antenna

Old 03-26-2004, 05:07 PM
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I just had my T top installed and tryed my GPS with the antenna still on the console.Its seems to work Ok in the driveway.If this is the case I can see no reason to mount on top of T Top.Anyone else use this setup with no promblem.Also I am installing the vhf antenna on top of the t top the four holes on the mounting bracket will be drilled thru the canvas and mounting plate below.there is no hole for the antenna wire to go thru.What is the correct sway to route the antenna wire thru the canvas.I was thinking of drilling a hole on the flat part of the bracket and feeding the cable thru and sealing with silicon. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 03-26-2004, 05:56 PM
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I have a GPS antenna on my T-top; works great. I also have two backup GPS handheld units on the console using the internal antenna. No Problem. As to the VHF antenna wire you might want to consider one of those small SS clamshells and silicon. Will look neater.
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Old 03-26-2004, 06:43 PM
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When I had my hardtop installed I left my GPS antenna on the console and it works just as good as before. Unless you like the looks of it on top or its an easy move I would leave it where it is.

For my VHF antenna I drilled the fiberglass hard top and snaked the cable thru the tubing into the console.

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Old 03-26-2004, 07:31 PM
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My GPS antenna worked inside my garage . I thought my windshield might restrict it, as well as my canvas top. Neither seems to affect it at all. You should be fine. Just test it with the antenna on the boat pointing north. If it still works, it should be o.k.
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Old 03-27-2004, 05:44 PM
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If you have radar, make sure the antenna is mounted at least 12" above or below the radar beam or the antenna will burn out quickly
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