I just ordered a Standard Horizon gx1700. It has a GPS
built into it, and can accept a remote mic (RAM3). Once I get it installed, I'll make the decision about getting the RAM3 mic for the cockpit. However, such a mic should have two advantages: it will essentially give me a 25W VHF
in the cockpit; and it will also give me a new "handheld" GPS
receiver, that basically has unlimited battery power and is always tethered to the boat (don't ask). Of course, this particular radio
also has the advantage that the GPS
is already wired into it, so it's automatically integrated with the DSC.