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With the size of VHF boat units I would be tempted just to install one in the boat! Small boats bounce around so much it's offen hard to hang on to stuff. When things are going ruff you can drop the mike and tend to sailing, The mike will still be there later when you need it! These radios are tough, water proof and controlled from mike.with better range........Dale

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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Our Icom M34 has done the job.. it does float, and I actually dropped it overboard.. and managed to retrieve it in short order.. (while sailing in 10-15K - surprised ourselves )

It does float, but antenna down and showing only an inch or so.. We have added some yellow tape to the bottom for visibility in case it happens again.

Range is generally limited, as with any handheld but we have a base station below, an older SH, still works great.
When I dropped my Uniden overboard, I realised the key difference between floating, and waterproof. Now I have a Standard Horizon that's waterproof AND it floats.

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