Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 15 September 2016, 02:10   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
Boat name: C.U.
Make: Ribeye
Length: 5m +
Engine: 80 Yamaha
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 2
Do I need a VHF Cover?

Hi All,

This may seem a silly question, but I have just bought an IC-M423G and just expected it to come with a standard cover. I appreciate it is water proof but the cover also helps avoiding the attraction to the odd light fingered boaty and it just goes against the grain to leave the boat without a cover over the VHF. Does anyone know if a cover can be bought for the radio? Or am I just being a little too security conscious. Thanks in advance for any advise.
__________________

__________________
h2dav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2016, 03:54   #2
RIBnet supporter
 
jambo's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Girvan & Tayvallich
Boat name: Breawatch
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 F/stroke
MMSI: ex directory!!
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 5,651
RIBase
I had same issue a few years ago. I
Just contacted icom themselves and they came up trumps and mailed it to me. Worth a try.


Sent from my iPhone using RIB Net
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2016, 04:54   #3
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,230
RIBase
Do I need a VHF Cover?

I didn't know Icom did covers
Handy to know👍

Lions led by donkeys
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2016, 06:44   #4
RIBnet supporter
 
jambo's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Girvan & Tayvallich
Boat name: Breawatch
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 F/stroke
MMSI: ex directory!!
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 5,651
RIBase
Dave in all truth it's really a dust cover as its not very secure underway.


Sent from my iPhone using RIB Net
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2016, 06:55   #5
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,701
RIBase
Covers don't come with either Standard Horizon or Icom. S-H make a range of them, dunno about Icom, I don't see them anywhere online. I fussed about getting a cover for my S-H and haven't bothered with the Icom. I reckon trapping moisture under a cover is worse than a bit of rain every now and then.

Re the security: If I was a tealeaf and I saw an Icom cover - I'd probably think "There's a nice clean Icom VHF I can nick!" If you're worried about theft, sikaflex it in.
__________________
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?"
.
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2016, 07:19   #6
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,230
RIBase
It's more for uv protection when on holiday that I'm interested in.


Lions led by donkeys
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2016, 08:03   #7
RIBnet supporter
 
jambo's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Girvan & Tayvallich
Boat name: Breawatch
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 F/stroke
MMSI: ex directory!!
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 5,651
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by willk View Post
Covers don't come with either Standard Horizon or Icom. S-H make a range of them, dunno about Icom, I don't see them anywhere online. I fussed about getting a cover for my S-H and haven't bothered with the Icom. I reckon trapping moisture under a cover is worse than a bit of rain every now and then.

Re the security: If I was a tealeaf and I saw an Icom cover - I'd probably think "There's a nice clean Icom VHF I can nick!" If you're worried about theft, sikaflex it in.

Well I'm the proof they have them as I got one!! It maybe I got one that was not general sale but the nice person at the other end sourced one from their sales presentation dept.
I agree with Dave in terms uv protection


Sent from my iPhone using RIB Net
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2016, 08:41   #8
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,230
RIBase
Do I need a VHF Cover?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jambo View Post
I agree with Dave in terms uv protection


Sent from my iPhone using RIB Net

I didn't think that UV would be an issue for you Billy😉


Lions led by donkeys
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2016, 09:15   #9
RIBnet supporter
 
jambo's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Girvan & Tayvallich
Boat name: Breawatch
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 F/stroke
MMSI: ex directory!!
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 5,651
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pikey Dave View Post
I didn't think that UV would be an issue for you Billy😉


Lions led by donkeys

No your right there Dave I only wish I was agreeing with you. It's been a hellish summer altogether.


Sent from my iPhone using RIB Net
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2016, 10:37   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset
Length: 6m +
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 57
I bought a SH GX1700E a year ago and that came with a cover in the box. Don't really see the point of them though.
__________________

__________________
CUSAC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:55.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.