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VHF replacement on C 40

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VHF replacement on C 40

Postby The4thquarter » May 14th, 2019, 7:07 pm

Does anyone have experience with removal/replacement of a VHF radio on a C 40? The radio is mounted in a glass panel on top of the helm. There is no access underneath nor behind. The best I can figure, the caulk has to be removed to take the panel off. From the Standard Horizon user manual, the mounting bracket can only be loosened from behind.
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Re: VHF replacement on C 40

Postby Midnightsun » May 14th, 2019, 7:26 pm

What model Standard Horizon VHF do you have?
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Re: VHF replacement on C 40

Postby The4thquarter » May 14th, 2019, 7:29 pm

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Re: VHF replacement on C 40

Postby Midnightsun » May 14th, 2019, 7:35 pm

I looked up the manual of your model and you definitely need to get to the back to remove the VHF. It looks like a chartplotter right beside it so I suggest you remove that to give you a large access hole to be able to reach the 2 screws behind the VHF. That is how I would do it. ;-)

This shows how it is mounted. As you can see it gets sandwiched by a screw head on each bracket. Probably best to remove those brackets and the unit will fall out.

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Re: VHF replacement on C 40

Postby The4thquarter » May 14th, 2019, 7:43 pm

Thanks! I briefly tried to remove the chart plotter but didn’t have my owners manual on board. I’ll try that next.
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Re: VHF replacement on C 40

Postby Midnightsun » May 14th, 2019, 7:51 pm

The trim around the plotter prys off exposing a screw in each corner. Remove those and the plotter lifts out. ;-) Do check your manual though as they may have changed things on your model.
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Re: VHF replacement on C 40

Postby The4thquarter » May 14th, 2019, 8:29 pm

The trick will be if the screw is actually a bolt with a nut on the back.
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Re: VHF replacement on C 40

Postby Midnightsun » May 14th, 2019, 9:11 pm

Right you are. When I mounted mine I used a non nut screw just for this purpose. Forgot it came with nuts which I thought was dumb but I guess it is there to deter theft. Now you all know I have no nuts. :-D
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