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WATER GETTING INTO COAX

Q: While inspecting behind the nav station for my spring cleaning, I discovered water behind my chartplotter and VHF radio stack. Freshwater to boot! Do electronics leak? I didn’t think so.

—Everette Gracy, Norton Shores, MI

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Last winter your region was pounded with rain, ice and snow, right? With a masthead VHF antenna or a stern-pulpit GPS antenna, water from rain, snow and ice can creep down coax cable via an exposed antenna connector jacket or seep into the jacket through cracks

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