Well I have to thank you all for putting the time in on this subject,as we all know a ifi vhf is a danger rather than a asset.I contacted the rca and they told me the liscence does require some radio details and that they should cross refrence these facts,in practice maybe they arnt that thurough though?I explained that sureley if they granted a liscence for a radio that wasnt type approved then they would be responsible and they felt it was the owners responsibility,to make sure the radio would comply?And that if it was a contributri reason for a subsequent insurance claim? then the law would prevail.
Withought prejudice .It is my opinion that you may get away with a none type approved set on your boat,The problem is that weathere we realise it or not as far as the sea goes and the regulations go and vhf sets then a reliable type approved set is of paramount importance.
Mateboy you have had some stick over this and if others make different decisions with regardes vhf then it has been worth everybodys imput,whatever there views.
Thanks for bringing up a important subject
Good ribbing Crazyhorse
Ps I will Still will find out weather it is on a type approval list or not