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

Model # 1986868Mfg # 113C

$49.99

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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

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West MarineDual Axis Ratchet Mount, Heavy Duty Stainless Steel
 
3.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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      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 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 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 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 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.

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