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Old 08-11-2019, 12:10 PM   #1
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VHF base replacement

I hate looking at crappy Stainless.

We inherited two VHF bases with the boat, and upon close inspection determined they were mounted on 2x4 yellow pine bases painted white. Not exactly to my high standards.

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I thought about making them from teak or mahogany and painting them with Awlwood, but this boat has enough teak already for me to maintain.

I had some 1/2" Starboard and cut it up into squares, glued them together with 5200, and cut them to shape on my table saw.

It will be a much cleaner installation, and never needs paint.
The new mounts are off Amazon, got them for $ 15@

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Old 08-11-2019, 02:08 PM   #2
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What a pain in the transom.

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Old 08-12-2019, 03:24 AM   #3
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Looking at the original (top) pic-there is no coax drip loop.
Suggest you use a drip loop. / Len
:) My personal experience &/or my personal opinion-feel free to ignore.
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