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Through cabin coax connector

Just joined the trailer sail boat world and have a question - where can I find a connector for getting the VHS mast coax through the cabin top? As a trailer rig, the coax has to disconnect to lower the mast for transportation. I've checked online and cannot find the parts. Thanks.
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This connector?
http://www.digitalconnectionsltd.com...88_1_thumb.JPG

Or this connector?
http://i00.i.aliimg.com/photo/357091...ector.summ.jpg

These are standard 50ohm connectors. Mostly seems like users are using TNC (the 2nd one).

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Or are you looking for something like this...

Amazon.com: UHF Female Female Barrel Adaptor PL259: Electronics

they make some longer ones that are continuously threaded that you can permanently mount through the cabin top, and such

let us know, I am sure we can get you to the desired part, and number likely
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IMHO, it's not a good idea to use UHF barrel connectors for this purpose. They, and the PL-259's which screw into them, are far too prone to corrosion and water intrusion to be used on deck.

Much better to use a thru-deck fitting which will allow you to carry the coax, with it's PL-259 connector, belowdecks, where it can be screwed into a short barrel connector/PL-259 on coax leading to the radio. Blue Sea Systems makes one which will work fine.

Here you go: CableClam Sealed Thru-Deck Connectors

NB> These are available in 3 sizes. The PL-259 connector needs an 18mm clearance, so the BS-1002 (with a 21.18mm hole size) is the one you need.

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Thru cabin coax connector

Can't argue with your logic but I need to disconnect the coax at the mast to lower it. I have seen barrel type connectors with weather guarding for this purpose but cannot find one at this point. Thanks.
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I too have been looking for one in vain and tonight I came across this Through deck coax fitting for mast mounted antenna- Precision 23

Not sure if its still available from the Shack or if it will work for you, but its an idea
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did some more searching and found these UG-363 Bulkhead and this site seems to have 1.75' connectors but also has weather proof cap and chains - cables and connectors
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Thanks to all. Decided to go with the clam shell through deck mentioned by "btrayfors" above- available from West Marine or others will order it. That way I won't have to worry about the corrission on the plug since it will be inside the cabin.
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