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Jim, especially if the handheld will be your only radio, look into getting an Ewa Pouch or similar waterproof pouch for it. Or, at least take some ziplock bags along. No matter what the radio maker claims, sooner or later you will need to use the radio when it is raining--and sooner or later the rain will find a way to get into the radio.
Also a lanyard, it there is a provision for tying one on. Makes it mucher to drop the radio on your toes (ouch) deck (something will break) or overboard (MARPOL violation < G > ).