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SHAKESPEAREMariner 4200 3' 3dB VHF Sailboat Antenna

SHAKESPEARE

Mariner 4200 3' 3dB VHF Sailboat Antenna

Model # 6966089Mfg # 4200

$69.99

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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

Application VHF
Elements Base loaded
Gain 3dB
Base Type Mirror-finished stainless steel ferrule with standard 1"-14 thread
Lead No Cable
Length 3'
Material Stainless steel whip
Warranty 5 Years

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ShakespeareMariner 4200 3' 3dB VHF Sailboat Antenna
 
2.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (3)

Cons

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      2.0

      3 IN 6 MONTHS

      By Rob

      from Vancouver Island

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Easy to Install

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

        Comments about 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.

         
        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 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 2 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 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!

           
          1.0

          Waterlogged

          By Miclo III

          from Grenada

          Comments about 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.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Severe Corrosion

          By Liahona

          from Carribean (Currently in Grenada)

          Comments about 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.

           
          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 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.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Replaced old unit and ...

              By Mark

              from Undisclosed

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

              Replaced old unit and radio works great now.

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