Being a new boat owner, I'm running a series of new threads here. Have yet another question. My old vhf antenna is mounted in a place where everyone who comes aboard grabs it for stability. Its leaving splinters in everyone's hand. Its still working great and I have a nice hand held back up. Antenna replacement is on the list but its closer to the bottom of the list. What's a good fix until I can get a replacement. Was considering putting on a clear coat paint or maybe just wrapping it with elec tape. Thoughts, ideas?