I had thought of coming to meet you, but it was the prospect of the return journey that stopped me!
Originally Posted by Hightower
Bad luck seems to come in multiples
Staying in was a good call, given my recent run of multiple luck!
Originally Posted by NeilH
Glad you are okay - engine stopping in a choppy Solent isn't much fun - been there!
Engine stopping anywhere isn't much fun - been there in more places (through no fault of my own) than I would have liked!
Nathan: I'm not sure what make your lifejacket is, but maybe a different one is on the cards!
For radios, Cobra are cheap and cheerful: when it hits the fan, however, you need the goods....
I use ICOM but others swear by SH. Both good. Sat in a pub in Alderney: SH was drawing in signals from Brixham that my ICOM couldn't catch in full; but my ICOM had just been through our washing machine and tumble dryer in the pocket of my jacket and was still transmitting like a fixed set.... You pay your money and you take your choice: the best choice is to have something that works when you need it!
Glad you made it back OK and I'm sure you'll learn from the experience!