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Offline BK

frozen antenna mount
« on: April 27, 2017, 06:23:20 PM »
Hi,
I tried pipe wrenches, a torch, etc., no luck.
I finally sawed it off. I don't have an easy out. I'm
going to try to drill it out in the morning.
Any advice is appreciated. Just trying to save from
having to buy a whole new antenna.
Thanks,
BK

Offline Tunacious

Re: frozen antenna mount
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 06:43:02 PM »
Short of having someone hold the antenna for you it looks like you need a new antenna.
Sounds like you need a new antenna mounting bracket also. 

Good Luck
2003 Sea Ranger 21' HT
2003 130 Honda

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: frozen antenna mount
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 07:10:52 PM »

I have an extra antenna and mount. Where are you located ?
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline BK

Re: frozen antenna mount
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2017, 07:17:46 PM »
Thanks! I'm in San Diego. I already got the new mounting bracket. It's what stripped out initially.
But I can't get the old threaded end out or the collar. I guess it's another trip to west Marine for a new antenna.
I appreciate the help!

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: frozen antenna mount
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 07:55:01 PM »

I'm in Tustin if you want to drive up. Free antenna if you want it.
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Threeweight

Re: frozen antenna mount
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2017, 10:23:54 AM »
Put some non-copper based anti-seize or some silicone on the threads of the next unit before installing.

Some of the metal antenna brackets are stainless, some are just chrome plated pot metal.  Same with the Shakespeare antennas, some have stainless ferules, some just have chrome plated brass or pot metal. Dissimilar metal issues emerge when exposed to saltwater.

Hard to beat free on a new antenna.  If you are planning to buy one and want a higher quality unit, do yourself a favor and spend $200 on a Digital 529 instead of $180 on a Shakespeare. 
Former Sea Chaser 17 owner
Wild Card, Hewescraft Ocean Pro 220, Honda 225 and 9.9

“Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.”
       --- Hunter S. Thompson