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Discussion in 'Boat Electronics' started by lynn, Mar 1, 2005.

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  1. lynn

    lynn Guest

    Hi am looking for a good source for insulated backstay supliers or to
    have mine done. Anyone had good luck with this process?
     
  2. Doug Dotson

    Doug Dotson Guest

    Most outfitters carry them like West Marine, etc. You can probably get a
    better deal buying then online. Any rigger can install them for you and will
    also obtain them as well. They will even come to your boat and remove
    the backstay and reinstall it when finished. You can generally save some
    money if you take the backstay to them.

    Doug
    s/v Callista
     
  3. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    I'd think the experienced rigger would know which insulators were best that
    would keep his customers happy and out of court, wouldn't you?
     
  4. Doug Dotson

    Doug Dotson Guest

    I would hope so. Not sure how the courts figure into it though.
     
  5. jon doe

    jon doe Guest

    You might want to check the following out from Gam. It is a SSB antenna
    system that clips on to the backstay, eliminating the need for expensive
    insulators and fittings. We just installed one and it worked great, 1/2 hour
    job!

    http://gamelectronicsinc.com/ssb.htm

    Andy
     
  6. I have been keeping an eye on that thing. It looks like a very interesting
    solution considering that a pair of insulators with Norseman fittings cost
    considerably more. It has prompted some lively debates on several web
    forums but the theory sounds good. I have yet to see any propagation
    diagrams or signal reports though.

    --
    Glenn Ashmore

    I'm building a 45' cutter in strip/composite. Watch my progress (or lack
    there of) at: http://www.rutuonline.com
    Shameless Commercial Division: http://www.spade-anchor-us.com
     
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