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submersible handheld vhf radio recommendations?
I just posted an account of my first capsize
in which it would have been handy to have a vhf radio to call for assistance.
That said, it appears that there are quite a few handhelds on the market, which are water resistant or submersible. Because I'm on a performance boat that gets a fair amount of water in the cockpit (and apparently occasionally capsizes!) I want one that's fully submersible. But from reading the limited reviews out there, it seems that some survive submersion better than others.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I sail on a relatively small (11,000 acre) lake in Kansas, so I don't think I need a huge amount of power. And I'd ideally keep it on my person (in a zipper front-pocket of my lifejacket, or clipped to my lifejacket?) so I'd like it to be fairly small. But most of all, it has to be reliable, even after being fully submerged.
Thanks for any suggestions you may have!
Melges M20 - The Can-Do Girl
Lake Perry, KS
Last edited by 0verdrive; 08-17-2009 at 11:33 AM.