OK, after a couple minutes thought, I have the quickest, cheapest, easiest solution for you, since this is just for getting on the air in the winter.
You did not state this, but I am assuming that you are living aboard
...in the water
. And that you already have a decent counterpoise on the boat.
In that case....quick and easy, an inverted L antenna is a good choice. Here is a quick, cheap
and easy way to do it...that should withstand some wind
and ME winter storms.
- 10 ft length of 2in PVC tubing
- 25-30ft of copper wire, 12, 10, 8 gauge (heavier the better).
Connect the wire to the antenna lead on the tuner, run the wire through the PVC tube.
Raise the PVC tube and lash to your pushpit (assuming your tuner is back there).
Take the wire from the top of the PVC tube and run horizontally until you have it stretched out and fit it to something ...perhaps some part of your tent.
And....you will have a nice PVC tube and length of wire for your stores, after you take this down.
May not be the best antenna, a vertical would be best. But, cheap
, easy, quick, one person could do this in minutes.
Should be good enough to get you hundreds of miles, maybe 1500, maybe even some DX depending on where you are and your counterpoise.
Hope this helps