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Old 11-10-2007
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SSB Antenna BackStay Specs

Have a Beneteau 361 but not presently anywhere near it. Planning on installing a SSB unit next month but having trouble getting dimensions of the split back stay. I've tried the Beneteau web sites and get the I, J P and E data but not the backstay info I need.

How have others set up the SSB Antenna using a backstay that splits 10 or so feet up? Not really sure what the length of the backstay is from the split point that goes starboard and port attachments aft of the cockpit. Do you run a bridge around the Y connection and add more insulators or extend the cable to a point above the split? I know it is far better to keep this length from Tuner to antenna as short as possible.

Just have not been able to search an on line source for the info. Ideas? Any on line 361 owners recall how they installed the SSB antenna?

Thanks for any input.
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