Martin. Thanks for the offer - I may well take you up on it. However, despite what I say, I've probably got to persevere with the Raymarine a bit longer. I've actually got two complete radio installations - one fully repaired
theoretically by Raymarine and one brand new handset in warranty and one unused, but out of warranty, base unit. The base units are both US sourced so no ATIS possible which is an issue for French waterways that I cannot resolve without getting a new one. But, more importantly, while I can see that the Raymarine could be a really nice radio if it was working, I just don't think it's durable enough for a RIB. I reckon it's much more suitable for the Sunseeker I aspire to when Gotchiguy's driving finally takes its toll on my back!