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Dual Axis Ratchet Mount, Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel

$49.99

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Model # 1986868 | Mfg # 113C

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

Specs

Dual Axis Ratchet Mount, Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel

Compatibility 1" Marine Antennas
Material Stainless Steel
Mount Type Ratchet
Type Ratchet Mounts

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West Marine Dual Axis Ratchet Mount, Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel
 
3.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Durable (9)
  • Easy to set up (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (5), Enthusiast (4), Power user (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

well built and heavy

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Antenna Mount, vertical adj. caution

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...Read complete review

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.

Reviewed by 12 customers

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1.0

Would not buy again

By Bix96

from Stillwater, MN

About Me Power User

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • loosens up in rough seas. This is a problem

    Best Uses

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

      Design looks tough and solid. I have had lots of good luck with West Products. The design of the lever is poor and constantly loosens up. Finally, on one day at sea it loosened up enough where the nut came off, lever fell off. I went to West the next day to see if I could get a lever and was told they don't stock or sell spare parts for their levers. Mine is now junk. Would not buy again. Disappointed with West on this one.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great results

      By Just Joe

      from Sequim WA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Rooms

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

        Use with my marine radio

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Heavy bracket. Ratchet did not secure antenna as advertised.

        By Murph

        from Attleboro Ma

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Strong Signal

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Attic/Roof Mount

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

          Heavy bracket. Ratchet handle does not secure handle. I was still able to use it by manually turning the nut and adjusting the antenna

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great solid product

          By AP

          from Greenville, NC

          About Me Enthusiast

          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:

              Using it on the top of my T-top

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Very nice product!

              By Jon

              from Levittown, Pa

              About Me Enthusiast

              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:

                  I have 3 of these on my boat. Very durable and a great appearance.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Solid product

                  By Fire Escape

                  from Juno Beach, FL

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Mounted my stainless steel whip VHF antenna on the side of the console of our boat. Very well made, design allows for adjusting the angle that the device travels when folding it down. The locking ratchet is solid and holds position in rough water.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      not as advertised

                      By Renegade

                      from Monterey, CA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                      • holes do not match nylon

                      Best Uses

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

                        Product description states, . "We've taken the nylon version and duplicated it" No so. The holes do not match that of the nylon mounts so I had to elongate the mounting holes already on my boat. What a pain.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect

                        By Don

                        from Lake Erie

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            nice mount

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (2 of 3 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.

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