What is this on my hardtop?

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  1. lawndoctor

    lawndoctor Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Jun 5, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay & Philadelphia
    2009 330 Sundancer & 2002 225 Weekender
    8.1L V-Drives & Bravo III 5.0L
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    Can anyone tell me what this thing is on my hardtop? It’s about 3-4” square and about 1” high, mounted close to the aft edge of the hardtop on the centerline of the boat behind the radar dome. I assume it’s some kind of sensor or antenna, but I don’t know what for. I don’t have the Sirius radio option on the boat, at least it’s not listed on the build sheet, and Sea Ray doesn’t know what it is. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. gmacd81

    gmacd81 Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Sep 2, 2014
    Annapolis, MD
    2002 460DA hardtop, Raymarine eS128 & eS75, Evolution AP, SHD color radar, Ray260
    Walker Bay w 40hp
    Cummins 6CTA M3's, Onan 11.5 kW genset
    My best guess is a port to be able to install an anchor light on a post. I've seen pictures of similar models with lights extending up about 2' from the rear, center of the hardtop.
     
  3. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
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    Are there no markings on the top side? I suppose they could be faded, but that sure does look like a Sirius antenna (which I think were made by Shakespeare if you wanted to google and compare a picture). Have you owned the boat since new? It's possible it was installed after the boat was delivered. Is there a Sirius cable plugged into your radio?
     
  4. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    It's some type of Satellite antenna... GPS/Sirius...etc
     
  5. lawndoctor

    lawndoctor Member SILVER Sponsor

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    2009 330 Sundancer & 2002 225 Weekender
    8.1L V-Drives & Bravo III 5.0L
    Thanks everyone. We just bought the boat last year. I haven’t climbed up close to it to see if it has any markings. I checked web pages of the various manufacturers of GPS and satellaite radio antennas (Shakespeare, Glomex, Digital) and I have not seen anything that looks like this, all the ones I have seen are round.
     
  6. lawndoctor

    lawndoctor Member SILVER Sponsor

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    2009 330 Sundancer & 2002 225 Weekender
    8.1L V-Drives & Bravo III 5.0L
    Interestingly, the owners manual shows a pole light mounted there.
     
  7. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
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  8. lawndoctor

    lawndoctor Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Jun 5, 2008
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    2009 330 Sundancer & 2002 225 Weekender
    8.1L V-Drives & Bravo III 5.0L
  9. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
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    You're welcome. If it's not that, then it might be one of those Chinese tracking devices.
     
  10. Espos4

    Espos4 Active Member

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    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    Why would he be tracking the Chinese??:):):)
     
  11. lawndoctor

    lawndoctor Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Chesapeake Bay & Philadelphia
    2009 330 Sundancer & 2002 225 Weekender
    8.1L V-Drives & Bravo III 5.0L
    A tracking device camouflaged as a Sirius radio antenna. I like that.
     
  12. thosmann1

    thosmann1 Member

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    Jan 19, 2009
    Key west Florida
    500 Searay Sundancer
    Cummins QSM11's
    Hi,
    Can you access the area on the inside of your he hardtop, usually there are lights. Take the light out and look for wires that would attached to it. It looks like a satellite radio antenna.

    Bow Tie
     

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