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Question Can you identify this mount?

There is a mount on the top of our mast that I am trying to identify. I have attached a couple pictures that will hopefully help. I think it may have been the previous owners VHF antenna mount because of the cable connector seen near the bottom of the first picture. Seems too large for a whip antenna though.

I would like to mount my Shakespeare whip antenna near the connector. Should I replace this mount with one that works with my antenna, attempt to reuse it somehow, or leave it alone and put my antenna somewhere else?
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Looks like an old shakespeare mount. More commonly seen on powerboats with 8' long whip antennas, to facilitate folding the antenna out of the way.
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Remove it. It is designed for a large fiberglass antenna, rather than a metal whip.
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This is an old style Shakespeare lift-n-lay mount (with missing parts) similar to this one. I don't see how it could work when mounted on a vertical surface like that.

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