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Re: SSB Antenna wire attachment to the backstay
Wire clamps work better than hose clamps.
I still use this once in a while, but have found that an easier method which works very well is to use s/s wire clamps, sized to the backstay diameter.
As I said, but Bill had more time to type today than I did. *grin*
Note that this connection is always a maintenance item. Take the tape off every year or so (I do mine as part of getting the boat ready to haul for bottom paint) and check for tightness and corrosion and then retape.
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