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Old 01 December 2006, 15:08   #1
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Icom waterproof cover?

Until last weekend, my Icom VHF had a push fitting translucent plastic cover over it which was presumably intended to keep spray off the front of the radio, which it did quite well. Last weekend in an incident which I will not describe (!) I lost it over the side and because I was on the aux which gives the stopping distance of a small tanker, by the time I had turned round to look for it, it had sunk....

Was this an "idea" by a previous owner who found something to fit, or can you buy them? I looked on the icom website but there was no cover listed, there is a "dust cover" accessory but no picture so not sure if it is the same thing - the one I had was made out of plastic a bit thicker than a 2 litre ice cream tub and you could see the radio display through it, though not very well.

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Until last weekend, my Icom VHF had a push fitting translucent plastic cover over it which was presumably intended to keep spray off the front of the radio, which it did quite well. Last weekend in an incident which I will not describe (!) I lost it over the side and because I was on the aux which gives the stopping distance of a small tanker, by the time I had turned round to look for it, it had sunk....

Was this an "idea" by a previous owner who found something to fit, or can you buy them? I looked on the icom website but there was no cover listed, there is a "dust cover" accessory but no picture so not sure if it is the same thing - the one I had was made out of plastic a bit thicker than a 2 litre ice cream tub and you could see the radio display through it, though not very well.

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Stephen, perhaps www.dsdevelopments.co.uk can help you
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Old 02 December 2006, 02:34   #3
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Stephen,

Which model radio is it?
They only ever made a cover for one model.

But as Andre has posted D S make or could make something to fit.


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Old 02 December 2006, 15:55   #4
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It's an Icom IC-M402

You can see the cover on the radio in the attached photo - the white blob in front of the wheel

Do you actually need to cover these up or is it 100% waterproof without?
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Hi Stephen,

The cover is a MB-92.
I can't remember if this fits the M401 or the M421.
If you call Icom they should be able to advise.

Do be honest the cover will not aid the waterproofing.
The unit is waterproof with or without the cover.

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Hi Stephen,

The cover is a MB-92.
I can't remember if this fits the M401 or the M421.
If you call Icom they should be able to advise.

Do be honest the cover will not aid the waterproofing.
The unit is waterproof with or without the cover.

Hope that helps
Thanks - if it doesn't need a cover then I won't bother for the moment, just wasn't sure...

The radio doesn't have an aerial at the moment either, which is probably a bigger issue in its usefulness
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948 posts in 9 months. Guess you have beat Codders. Landie sales must be really slow.
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948 posts in 9 months. Guess you have beat Codders. Landie sales must be really slow.
Not really. If you had been paying attention you would have known that my effin boat keeps exploding so most of them are asking the wonderful knowledgable people on here how to fix it
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Not really. If you had been paying attention you would have known that my effin boat keeps exploding so most of them are asking the wonderful knowledgable people on here how to fix it
How is your tube rebuilding project progressing? Have you received the necessary pieces for your repair yet?
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How is your tube rebuilding project progressing? Have you received the necessary pieces for your repair yet?
DHL should be collecting 2 new tube ends (cone glued to about six inches of tube to sleeve inside the main part of the tube) from Mr Tilley hopefully in the next day or two so hopefully I will have the bits inside 2 weeks

Guess what I am swearing at over Christmas

Just as well though as the repair patch failed big style on the weekend and has taken all the orange top layer off the tube - so yet again it is nothing to do with my gluing as the glue held fast, really wondering if it is a dud batch of fabric or something. I can't even bodge it with superglue at the moment as there is still water weeping out from under the partly peeled off patch 2 days later - though I have no idea where it is coming from!
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