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SHAKESPEARE Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8' 6dB VHF Antenna

Model # 6966063Mfg # 8700

Reg. $162.99

Save $48.90

$114.09

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Product Description

Classic styling and an upgraded fiberglass radome bring durability, stiffness and reliability to your radio needs. Brass and copper 5/8 wave elements boost range and efficiency, stainless steel ferrule and 20' RG-8X low loss cable boost your signal strength. Shakespeare’s long-lasting construction and finish keep it working and looking great-for at least five years, guaranteed.
  • Application: Marine VHF
  • Gain: 6dB
  • Length: 8'
  • Material: Fiberglass w/polyurethane finish
  • Elements: Brass and copper
  • Base Type: Mirror-finished stainless steel ferrule w/1"-14 threads
  • Lead: 20'RG-8X Coax, PL-259
  • Warranty: Five years

Specs

Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8' 6dB VHF Antenna

Elements Brass & Copper
Gain 6 Decibels
Lead 20' RG-8X Cable with PL-259 Connector
Length 8'
Material Fiberglass
Warranty Details Five Years

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8 6dB VHF Antenna
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong signal (7)
  • Attractive (6)
  • Durable (6)
  • Easy to set up (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (3), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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5.0

Great product as expected.

By Bolodawg

from San Diego, CA

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fine-Tuning
  • Strong Signal

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8 6dB VHF Antenna:

      Use it for fixed VHF radio.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      New UHF Radio Antenna Shakespear 8700

      By Jackpot

      from Cape Cod Mass

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Strong Signal

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Attic/Roof Mount
        • Portable Devices

        Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8 6dB VHF Antenna:

        Radio Connector was supposed to be snap on but was a solder connector

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        shakespeare mariner 8700

        By gailwind

        from holden beach

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fine-Tuning
        • Strong Signal

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Attic/Roof Mount

          Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8 6dB VHF Antenna:

          what the doctor called for

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I feell much safer on the water!

          By Artie

          from Clinton, CT.

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Strong Signal

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8 6dB VHF Antenna:

              What a difference quality makes for VHF marine radios. The 8700 is perfoect for baoting in Long island Sound.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Works like a charm!

              By Racerx125

              from El Segundo CA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy to Install
              • Strong Signal
              • Works great

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

                Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8 6dB VHF Antenna:

                I'm going to install another one for my cabin radio

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Excellent product & great service at the Mobile, AL location

                By Tonya

                from Mobile, AL

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8 6dB VHF Antenna:

                    Excellent product & great service at the Mobile, AL location. Love the West Marine store

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Performance

                    By Aquaman

                    from Miami, FL

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Strong Signal

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8 6dB VHF Antenna:

                        The reception on my VHF radio improved 100% after installation of this antenna in comparison with the previous one. I will recommend it with out reservations.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        This will save my life

                        By peter pan II

                        from Maui, Hawaii

                        About Me Power User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Strong Signal

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gunnel mount

                          Comments about Shakespeare Mariner 8700 Extra Tough 8 6dB VHF Antenna:

                          Reasonable shipping cost, via FEDEX and second delivery service to Maui. No where else can you beat the shipping cost and the west Marine guarantee for this item. I has a 5 year warrantee by West Marine and that means a lot. The signal is great. Now I can reach other boaters on the water at least 15 miles away and more important the Coast Guard. It works well and it may help save a life if needed.

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