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floater88 posted 09-11-2013 04:59 PM ET (US)   Profile for floater88   Send Email to floater88  
Where can I find [a vendor who sells] the Shakespeare 2525 model VHF Marine Band radio antenna?

I didn't notice the low hanging tree over the ramp today, and I ended up breaking my VHF antenna in half. It was a Shakespeare 2525 with the stainless steel ferule. I looked for a replacement and no one up here in Toronto carries that particular part number. I ended up buying another Shakespeare 8-footer and installed that, so I wouldn't have to go out on Lake Ontario without a radio. I would like to replace the original with the same model. Looked on the Shakespeare site and no luck. Thanks

jimh posted 09-16-2013 11:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[Moved to SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL. The SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL forum concentrates on boat electronic topics.]
jimh posted 09-16-2013 11:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Check the model number again. Perhaps you are actually asking about a Shakespeare model 5225 VHF Marine Band antenna.
floater88 posted 09-17-2013 07:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for floater88  Send Email to floater88     
I believe you may be correct. I can't confirm though as I broke off the fiberglass part above the stainless steel Ferul and tossed it! My new cheapy one is working fine right now so I will keep my eyes open for a future replacement. Thanks
jimh posted 09-17-2013 11:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Once you become weary of breaking fiberglass antennas and buying replacements, and tired of the tedium of running the antenna cable from the new antenna, you might change over to this method:

VHF Marine Band Antennas For Small Boats

floater88 posted 09-18-2013 07:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for floater88  Send Email to floater88     
Thanks Jimh that is some great info. I will look into replacing my cheapy antenna with this one. [Asked question about the GAM antenna. I have moved your question to the thread for comments about the GAM antenna--jimh]

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