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    VHF FM connector/adaptor

    Is there an adaptor to connect the male to female fitting? I rearranged my electronics and now my VHF FM antenna is several inches too short. So, I need an extension with male fitting on one end and female on the other. Or, do I have to buy another cable and splice it to the existing one? I could relocate the antenna but don't have many practical options on a bowrider with wakeboard tower.
    1998 Capri 1950CL
    3 Liter MerCruiser
    Furuno 1622 Radar, Garmin echoMAP44dv, Garmin 300 AIS receiver, Uniden Cl 2 VHF with Hailer,
    2 batteries with Combiner, Joystick Wakeboard Tower

    #2
    Get one each of these:
    https://www.westmarine.com/buy/shake...30?recordNum=9
    https://www.westmarine.com/buy/ancor...4?recordNum=15

    Keep in mind that you will have some signal loss, but it will probably not be much.
    1999 3788, Cummins 270 "Freedom"
    2013 Boston Whaler 130 SS
    Anacortes, WA

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      #3
      Thank you. I'm not concerned about signal loss, as I boat in San Diego Bay and Mission Bay; low power has always been adequate.
      I may just make another faceplate for the dashboard and relocate the radio. I'll have to check the measurements to see which is the best option.
      1998 Capri 1950CL
      3 Liter MerCruiser
      Furuno 1622 Radar, Garmin echoMAP44dv, Garmin 300 AIS receiver, Uniden Cl 2 VHF with Hailer,
      2 batteries with Combiner, Joystick Wakeboard Tower

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        #4
        Just for grinsies...have you run the length of the existing cable to make sure there is not a loop/coil somewhere...?

        Barring that, I would go with Norton_Rider's suggestion...
        1988 3888
        Twin Cummins 6BT's 210hp

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          #5
          Yes. I installed the original radio with this antenna and cable. I've changed the dashboard several times over the years; at first, the cable went to an ADF, then another cable fed the radio. Then, I added an antenna switch and a second radio, so the cable didn't have to reach as far as I want it to now.
          1998 Capri 1950CL
          3 Liter MerCruiser
          Furuno 1622 Radar, Garmin echoMAP44dv, Garmin 300 AIS receiver, Uniden Cl 2 VHF with Hailer,
          2 batteries with Combiner, Joystick Wakeboard Tower

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