I tried searching but could not find an answer...
I currently have my rudder
and associated steering gear
out of the boat, which gives me good access to the other side of the lazarette where my antenna
tuner is mounted. I figured I'll take this opportunity to reconnect the SSB
that came with the boat (I've never used it). The antenna
setup uses the back stay with an insulator at the top and bottom, the lower section is not grounded.
The problem I'm trying to work out is how to disconnect the antenna when needed. I need to remove both my backstays
to fit into the travel lift
at both ends of the season. In the backstay with the Questus mount, I have plenty of slack in the cables
that run up it to get it clear of the lift
. From what I understand, I don't want to have a coil of antenna between the tuner and the stay. The end that gets attached to the stay is about 20' of the deck
and out of reach. I'm having trouble finding a single
terminal connector, I guess I could always use a two pin connector. But then I had a thought, why not use a waterproof inline fuse holder. Instead of a fuse, I'll use a piece of copper rod to make the connection.
Does anybody see a problem with this?
Also, does the cable need to be held away from the stay even if it's not grounded at the lower end?
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