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Old 05-16-2018, 10:25 AM
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Default Advice on placement of marine radio on flats boat

My father has an 17' Actioncraft flats boat that doesn't have a permanently installed marine radio. I want to ensure that whenever he goes out, there's always a method of communication available. Therefore it makes perfect sense to install a radio permanently. (You can't forget to bring a radio that's screwed to the boat!)

I'd like some advice on placement of a radio. As you can see from the pictures there's not much space to put a radio. I'd like to have something flush-ish mounted instead of using a bracket but safety trumps fashion in this case. It seems to me that putting a radio in a case and then mounting it would take up even more space. I'm not opposed to putting the radio on the side or mounting it vertically.

Where would be an appropriate place to install the radio and the antenna? There's a polling platform and I don't want an antenna to get in the way but I also want an antenna with a range of ten miles or so. I'm quite new at all of this but as the Crazy Russian Hacker says, "Safety is number one priority."

Thanks, Brian





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