Sedan 36 - where’s the blessed vhf?

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simonbdobson
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Sedan 36 - where’s the blessed vhf?

Post by simonbdobson » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:04 pm

Hi guys

The Navico 2800 dual station VHF fitted to SAMI when we bought her is now probably 28 years old and has finally given up the ghost. It doesn’t owe us much to be fair.

I have purchased a Standard Horizon DSC NMEA 2k with RAM 4 remote for the flybridge.

It would be a doddle to fit the new radio if I could locate the old one... I could simply reroute the power and aerial connections and run in a new extension to the flybridge.

I think I’ve searched every sensible orifice under & behind the saloon helm, in the guest cabin and behind the saloon sofa without success.

Anybody got any good ideas where it might be please?

Ta
Simon
Simon & Jane Dobson

John A K
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Re: Sedan 36 - where’s the blessed vhf?

Post by John A K » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:45 pm

Fairline have a habit of hiding the VHF base unit mounted on the starboard side of the vessel just forward of the helm instrumentation. I suspect that this was to keep it clean of interference.

On a Phantom then it is behind the top of the wardrobe in the starboard guest cabin.

To change one on a Phantom I had to dismantle the upper part of the wardrobe.

Not sure whether they have used the same hiding place on a Sedan.
DSCN1479 VHF Wardrobe em800.jpg
KR John

simonbdobson
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Re: Sedan 36 - where’s the blessed vhf?

Post by simonbdobson » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:46 am

John,

Thanks for your reply, I saw your other note regarding the Phantom.

It could be, though it would be a long way forward, as the wardrobe is at the foot of the bed. I’m not even sure if there’s a “back” to remove in the wardrobe, I think it’s just carpeted up the inside of the hull, but I’ll go look, next time we get to the boat.

I would certainly never have thought of looking there.

Thanks again
Simon
Simon & Jane Dobson

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