Thanks Casey and Chiquita, excellent info - and a lot to absorb for the noob. I like this idea a lot:
Just simply attach a halyard to the center of the dipole and hoist to the top of your mast, tie off one side to your bow and one side to your stern and attach your coax cable before hoisting. Thats it !
Here's a noob question: What kind of "entertainment" (radio, talk etc) can you tune in with these set ups? Is there stuff out there like that, or is it mostly communications between individuals? Also:
The motor mounts and the seacocks are great. Basically anything metal that touches water is a good spot.
Does the barrier coat and bottom paint I applied over my through hull openings negate them as a ground now? It's a lot of layers between the bronze and the water...