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Old 02 May 2016, 15:23   #1
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Cover for radio needed

Hi,
we are repeatedly having problems with our VHF radios (and other equipment), they seem not to be as waterproof as they should. I remember that I once saw the website of a (british?) company that produces transparent, fully waterproof covers for marine radios which allow full button operation. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the company any more.

Any suggestions for radio and general electronics protection from saltwater on RIBs?

I tried to search on the forum, but did not find what I was looking for.
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Old 02 May 2016, 16:43   #2
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You mean Neptune I think - not cheap however.
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Old 02 May 2016, 17:58   #3
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What make are your radios? - if they are marine VHF units they should be "fit for purpose" and work despite some spray / dampness. Might be worthatalk with the supplier
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Old 02 May 2016, 18:48   #4
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Is it just condensation in the display or is water ingress through buttons and wet internally?
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Not exactly what you are looking for but very handy stuff if you don't mind silicone as an ingredient.

You Can Finally Buy the Magical Spray That Waterproofs Everything
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Old 03 May 2016, 04:34   #6
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Thanks. That's what I was looking for.
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Old 03 May 2016, 04:37   #7
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We are using Icom marine radios, and they never survive more than a few years. I just had a quick chat with the guy who repairs/replaces them last week, and wanted to show him there covers.
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Just wondering if anyone has considered making a perspex cover for when the boat is not in use?

I've been thinking of using the same "craft" as for diy windshield, but making a removable plate that would shelter all the electronics trom the elements when the boat is moored.

Top (horizontal ) surface off the top of the consoleand then longer (vertical-ish) surface running down over all the expensive stuff.
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