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Mariner 4200 3' 3dB VHF Sailboat Antenna

$77.99

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Model # 6966089 | Mfg # 4200

Product Description

For sailboat mastheads and small powerboats. Includes stainless steel ā€œLā€ bracket for mounting.
  • Application: Marine VHF
  • Gain: 3dB
  • Length: 3'
  • Material: Stainless steel whip
  • Elements:Base loaded
  • Base Type: Stainless L bracket
  • Lead: Not included
  • Warranty: Five years

Specs

Mariner 4200 3' 3dB VHF Sailboat Antenna

Best Use VHF
Gain 3 Decibels
Lead Not Included
Length 3'
Material Stainless Steel
Warranty Details Five Years

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Shakespeare Mariner 4200 3' 3dB VHF Sailboat Antenna
 
2.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Reviewed by 6 customers

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

3 IN 6 MONTHS

By Rob

from Vancouver Island

About Me Enthusiast

Pros

  • Easy to Install

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

    Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 4200 3' 3dB VHF Sailboat Antenna:

    I've gone through 3 of these antennas in the past 6 months due to the whip antenna falling-off during use (the WestMarine store was good about replacing the third one under warranty). I have it mounted on a recreational hovercraft so maybe it is the vibration causing the problem but there is no way to "lock" the whip on. At least for me it is easy to get to the mount.... would be a drag on top of a 50 foot mast to have this recurring problem.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    very short range

    By Korucaptain

    from tacoma, WA

    About Me Power User

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

    • Very Short Transmission R

    Best Uses

    • Maybe Small Boats

    Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 4200 3' 3dB VHF Sailboat Antenna:

    Replaced a 15 year old Metz (which was getting erratic) with this. It gives clear transmission but over very short range. The Metz would reach out well over 6 miles (sometimes around 20) This thing gives me about a mile or two. I have checked the radio and antenna wiring performance and they are excellent, so it has to be this whip, moutned at the 45 ft masthead.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very sound antenna

    By Mark

    from Muskegon, MI

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sailboat mast

      Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 4200 3' 3dB VHF Sailboat Antenna:

      Bought an old, old sailboat that has one of these mounted on it for years. Took it into the EMC Lab where I worked and "swept" it with an analyser. One of the best freq response on an antenna I've seen. Oldie, but a goodie!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Waterlogged

      By Miclo III

      from Grenada

      Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 4200 3' 3dB VHF Sailboat Antenna:

      Failed within half its warranted life, i.e. 2.5 years of the 5 year warranty. When finally replaced on top of our 61' mast we found the base filled with water. Not something you would expect of a sailboat antenna. Unfortunately it's been replaced with the exact same antenna that another cruiser here in Grenada had on board their boat new. So we'll see what happens.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Severe Corrosion

      By Liahona

      from Carribean (Currently in Grenada)

      Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 4200 3' 3dB VHF Sailboat Antenna:

      I purchased this for use on my new 53 foot sailboat. The electronics installer said it had poor standing wave/reflected wave characteristics and would not warrant it or the installation. The mast of the antenna is stainless steel but the base canister is made of mild steel and severely corroded (completely corroded through) within 5 years. I would not recommend this item.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      VHF antenna for my sailboat - good choic

      By Ray

      from Elmira, NY

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Strong Signal

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 4200 3' 3dB VHF Sailboat Antenna:

          Just a great deal from a manufacturer with a great reputation.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Purchased from West Marine and the antenna is exactly as described at a good price and delivered just as promised.

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