Wannabe Sailing Bum
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
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Mast De-Stepping for Radome Mount, Proactive Maintenance ?'s
I will be de-stepping the mast for the first time since purchasing my boat. I am taking it down to have a radome mounted. One of my aluminum spreader boots has a piece broken off (how does that happen?), so I plan to replace that. Aside from repairing this piece, what other pro-active things should I consider doing while it is down?
I'm considering adding an AIS antenna, but I'm told that I shouldn't use a splitter to share the antenna for both AIS and VHF (Seems logical), which likely means having the AIS antenna somewhere on the transom. Has anyone added an antenna or other communication devices directly above or below the radome?