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Old 03 September 2012, 06:58   #71
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probably also advised that this is the time to go out and get a really well paid job..while you still know everything about everything. Before you grow up and realise that actually you don't!

No offence Gotchi, we've all been there
Ouch!! a tad harsh But as you say, been there, done it
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cos you have ...we all did and I cringe when I look back on some of it as I probably made Gotchi look very reserved by comparison, but it all worked out well more by accident than design! Only problem was I managed to grow old (bugga!) but never really grew up, and its far too late to work on that now so I've decided not to bother
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If it capsizes, it will float. If all the tubes burst and the hull is raked with machine gun fire, it will still float.
Relax Gotchi, I'm not gonna make that C.I. trip.

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Sorry to hi-jack thread thread, but thought i'd join in rather than start a new thread.

I co-ordinate our Thundercat safety and often thrash through surf at other times, many times capsizing and ending up in the water so I need a fully water-proof VHF.

The SH HX751 looks like a good option for me. What i'd need to know, is that does the VHF still remain fully water-proof when the submersible speaker/mic is attached? It just looks like a little 3.5mm mini-jack... what makes it waterproof? Does it screw in the last bit etc. does anyone know?

Here's the mic.... http://www.standardhorizon.com/Acces...ges/CMP460.jpg
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Love the HX751E. Simple, functional and robust.
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does anyone know?
Of course - this is RIBnet

That unit is identical to the Icom HM-125 (same moulding) and I have one. The Icom has a screw down cap on the cable that mates with a raised thread on the radio.
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Of course - this is RIBnet

That unit is identical to the Icom HM-125 (same moulding) and I have one. The Icom has a screw down cap on the cable that mates with a raised thread on the radio.
Mine takes a regular heavy soaking but I've never actually submerged it
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Mine takes a regular heavy soaking but I've never actually submerged it
The issue is that I need a straight out, no non-sense WATERPROOF jobbie, as I do be often flung out of the boat and can remain floating in the water for a few minutes before being recovered (VHF could be attached to my BA so at chest level hence under the water)
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icom ic-m33 floats and waterproof at 1 metre depth for 30 min. and holds a great charge. with an Aquaquake drain function for speakers, which basically emits sound that blasts water out.
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icom ic-m33 floats and waterproof at 1 metre depth for 30 min. and holds a great charge. with an Aquaquake drain function for speakers, which basically emits sound that blasts water out.
I read that alright, and have a friend going to the US soon so could pick one up at a reasonable price. Was just wondering about the HX270 with remote mic/speaker as a cheaper alternative
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