[Public-List] Beneath the sole...

George Dinwiddie gdinwiddie at alberg30.org
Sat Aug 9 09:57:36 PDT 2008

Derrick Serrer wrote:
> Also, how hard is it to reach the iron in the keel? I would like to
> drill into it in order to attach a ground for an HF radio?

The radio doesn't need a ground as much as it does a counterpoise. 
Generally people run a flat braid or foil the length of the boat to 
serve this function--at least, when using the backstay as the antenna.

  - George

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