Skip to content Skip to navigation menu

WEST MARINE Dual Axis Ratchet Mount, Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel

Model # 1986868Mfg # 113C

$49.99

Customer Reviews
In stock online.

Product Description

These popular mounts are the standard for marine antennas, but since they have traditionally been made by different companies, they end up with different hole patterns and appearances. We've taken the nylon version and duplicated it in Zamak for inland users, and in stainless steel for ocean users. One can easily replace another if needed.

  • Fits all standard 1" marine antennas
  • Features 4-way ratchet design
  • Base measures 2 1/2" x 3 9/16"
  • Mount with 1/4" FH fasteners

West Advisor

The West Advisor articles have answered boaters' questions and provided solutions to boating problems for more than 20 years. West Marine has compiled one of the Web's most comprehensive collections of technical boating information articles.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
West Marine Dual Axis Ratchet Mount, Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel
 
3.3

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Easy to set up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Reviewed by 4 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-4

Back to top

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Good but not Good Enough

By HBFlyer

from Hilton Head, SC

About Me Power User

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Poor Compression
  • Unstable

Best Uses

    Comments about West Marine Dual Axis Ratchet Mount, Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel:

    This unit offers great promise but poor execution. As a result the antenna handle will work itself loose during rough seas.
    We go off-shore a lot. Our boat runs 200-300 hours a year and unless it's calm the antenna is prone to fall.

    West Marine makes good stuff so I'm sure someone will rework this item.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    well built and heavy

    By Captain Squint

    from Ukiah, Ca

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy to Install
    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

    • Tighten Lever

    Best Uses

      Comments about West Marine Dual Axis Ratchet Mount, Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel:

      mounting bracket was very nice, heavy duty and built strong. mounting was easy. Only problem is the lever needs to be tightened in choppy seas. antenna kept falling down. once tightened, problem solved. Very nice.

       
      5.0

      Very Sturdy!

      By fishnfool

      from Three Rivers, CA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about West Marine Dual Axis Ratchet Mount, Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel:

          Very simple to use and extremely sturdy!

          (23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Antenna Mount, vertical adj. caution

          By Leghorn

          from Melbourne Florida

          About Me Power User

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Strong Signal

          Cons

          • Hardware fitment
          • Vertical adjustment

          Best Uses

          • Surface Mount

          Comments about West Marine Dual Axis Ratchet Mount, Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel:

          Use caution if trying to use the vertical adjustment bolt. The Counterbore for the Stainless Steel Nyloc hex nut is in a deep Counterbore which does not allow proper wrench (or Socket) fitment or even a proper washer placement. Remember that Stainless Steel is typically soft and it is very easy to strip or round the edges of this nut thus not allowing adjustment. Once this nut is stripped it is very difficult to remove and replace this nut. Also, this is a West Marine product so the surface mounting bolt pattern does NOT match other manufacturers; it is close, but will not interchange.

          Displaying reviews 1-4

          Back to top