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Old 08-01-2010, 01:59 PM
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My GPS mushroom antenna is directly in the path of my RADAR. The anchor light is toast, so I'm replacing that. I'm thinking that I could find a single pivot mount that would allow me to put my GPS and anchor light together. I trailer, so both would be laid down against the hardtop. Is there a pole/mount like this out there?

I thought about flushing the GPS antenna, but it would still be in the path of the radar. I could add a 4" extension for the GPS, but then I still have the anchor light to deal with
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:11 PM
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You should raise your radar up as you could be getting a slight blind spot from the hump of the hard top. A SeaVeiw mount of 5" or 10" with a combo GPS/light mount would be perfect for your application.
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:10 AM
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She's already at 13' on the trailer and I don't really want to make her any taller. Radar is not integral to our safety where we run, just more of an added bonus. So, loosing maximum effectiveness will still leave the radar very functional.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:01 PM
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I agree with the Pirate about the mount, but if you're willing to rig something up yourself, SeaView makes an adapter plate that would get the job done.
http://www.seaviewglobal.com/en/products/191
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I have a friend who has a Grady 30' Marlin who mounted his antenna toward the back of the hard top and bought a hinge mounted SeaVeiw antenna mount (15" high)that allowed the unit to be folded down into the back of the boat. He also carries an inflatable boat on the hard top also.When he launches he ties the raft to the roof and then swings up the mount up behind the boat. Looks like yours is mounted at the front and the windshield would prevent the unit from being able to swing down.
I think Pez has a good idea. You could mount a ratchet mount, then get a 2 or a 3 foot Shakespear VHF antenna extension and your in business.
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Here is my setup. It does sit higher so may not work for you. A hinge mount is the best way to go.

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Maybe I should get a 4" hinged forward radar mount that has mounts for a light and GPS antenna?
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It sits high and looks clean.


http://www.seaviewglobal.com/en/products/130




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