CB RADIO IN FIBRAGLASS BOAT HELP NEEDED???

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Can anyone please tell me what antenna i will need to be able to fit a cb radio into my fibeglass boat i take it i will need some type of groundplane or is there another way to go ???
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Use a handheld
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Arn't Shakespear marine antennas?
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You may need something with a counterpoise included.

If it doesnt dwarf the boat, I think the Gain Master may do the trick. Its essentially a dipole in a fibreglass case right?
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There are fibreglass aerials made for marine use that don't need a groundplane and I'm sure I've seen one for 27mhz that does the same. Google is your friend and may be able to find the thing.

Just don't drill through the floor of the boat to try and fit a 7ft Firestik in it ;)

Edit... for example:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273765686821

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174268510287


..and if you want to look the part and you just want a basic, 40ch radio, youll need a Quasar or Jesan radios -
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The Collector wrote: 20 Jul 2020, 18:48 ..and if you want to look the part
Then you'll need one of these too then :)
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WARLOCK wrote: 19 Jul 2020, 20:53 Can anyone please tell me what antenna i will need to be able to fit a cb radio into my fibeglass boat
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SIRIO-CRUISE ... SwvoZeJwdO

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This wasn't purchased using stolen funds from that "I want to buy a narrowboat and put a CB radio in it. Give me money please!" topic from a few years back was it??? :)
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How did you get on Warlock?
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HI MrWeetabix , not done anything yet but when i do get around to fitting the antenna i have decided to making some form of a metel groundplane ?
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WARLOCK wrote: 25 Jul 2020, 09:07 HI MrWeetabix , not done anything yet but when i do get around to fitting the antenna i have decided to making some form of a metel groundplane ?
If you're going up canals etc then use aluminium, but if it's going out to sea, use stainless steel.
As long as it's not a narrowboat ('cause it would look stupid), you could always make a roll over-type bar like on cars and you could mount the aerial on that.
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