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Permanent Glomex Removal

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by Half Off, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Half Off

    Half Off Member

    432
    Jan 25, 2007
    Dubuque, IA
    2004 280 Sundancer
    4.3 Apha 1 Gen II's
    Has anyone removed their Glomex and left it off? Mine is only good for leaking water into the arch between caulkings and being a PITA to put the winter cover over. Thinking about removing it and 3D printing some sort of cap to seal the hole.
     
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  2. tc410

    tc410 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    I removed mine during a project on my hardtop and realized my reception never changed on the tv’s, so I never put it back up there. I put a second GPS antenna in the location where the Glomex used to be.
     
  3. Half Off

    Half Off Member

    432
    Jan 25, 2007
    Dubuque, IA
    2004 280 Sundancer
    4.3 Apha 1 Gen II's
    Good idea, thanks.
     
  4. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    I removed two old GPS from my arch a couple of years ago. Did not remove the mounts but capped them with 1" white chair leg end caps from HD/Lowes and they have held up and stayed in place.

    -Kevin
     
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  5. DWABoat

    DWABoat Well-Known Member

    733
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    I have seen a lot of these antennas on these boats. Currently I do not have television on my boat. We just watch movies on the laptop.
    I am considering adding TV for the few on air channels we watch when we go camping.
    Opinion - is this disk type antenna worth the $100 bucks?
    I can just put some rabbit ears out instead.
     
  6. JimT

    JimT Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    With the conversion to digital I get a lot of local stations. I don't watch that much but its nice for sports.
     
  7. Korkie

    Korkie Active Member

    868
    Feb 2, 2016
    Leonardtown, MD Potomac River / Chesapeake Bay
    340 Sundancer 2006, Garmin 7612, xHD Radome
    Merc 496 Mags
    Bravo III Drives
    Took ours off when we upgraded TV to Smart TV. Put a stainless cover in its place. We stream from wifi at marina's, our laptop or hot spot from phone. Don't miss it at all.
     
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  8. DWABoat

    DWABoat Well-Known Member

    733
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    Thank you. We use the air waves with our camper and occasionally get seven to ten channels, depending where we camp.

    If the digital antenna, free, no subscription TV works as well on the water as at a campground, then that will be fine for us. Not big TV watchers anyway. It’s mostly garbage made by unskilled hacks.
     
  9. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    It’s hard to answer that question in general terms.
    Your location will probably be the biggest factor in your satisfaction with a Glomex antenna.
    Some areas seem to get way more stations than others.
    That’s probably the case with most OTA antennas.
    Before investing in one you’ll probably want to ask around locally to see what others in your specific area think about it.
    If they get a decent amount of channels then you probably will too.
    In theory, the permanently mounted Glomex higher up on your boat should outperform simple rabbit ears. Look a lot better too. But if you’re in a spot where reception is bad in general or there are very few channels, the Glomex won’t work any miracles.
     
  10. DWABoat

    DWABoat Well-Known Member

    733
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    Thanks.
    I will be along the Gulf panhandle, Biloxi to Panama City, mostly.
    I will start a new thread and get some feedback.
     

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