Originally Posted by Nickgriff
Hi. My console is a little full with dials, compass etc... I would like a fixed VHF but I have nowhere far enough away from the compass to flush mount the VHF. I cannot use a gimble mount on the top of the console as the screen does not allow enough depth. I have seen that Garmin have introduced a VHF where the main unit is hidden/placed in the cupboard so to speak and the MIC controls everything. The MIC uses a deck plug to connect, so you can remove it when you leave the boat. Only problem is the cost.. about £600!!
I do not want a handheld..
Just remember when fitting radio kit into your RIB, that the radio speaker and microphone contain magnets - hence the reason you fit them 1m away from your compass; and don't make the mistake of putting the microphone on the dash near the compass - you'll be wizzing around in circles!