Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 10 July 2010, 18:19   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Tenby
Boat name: Dash Duck
Make: BWM
Length: 5m +
Engine: Twin 60's
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 165
Radio / Relationship Advice

Hi,

Today whilst i was at work my other half went out on the rib with my parents for the day, its not a problem as the all are boaty people, my missus has PB2 and my dad is advance PB and i would rather the rib was used than collecting dust. But she somehow dropped my Icom M31 handheld over the side and lost it. I have a base unit in the rib aswell but its not the best, its a Cobra F75. She was quite upset and annoyed with herself and so ordered an Icom M33 before telling me she had lost the M31.

Now this is the question, do i get the M33 knowing that i should have a handheld as back up and especially as my cobra isnt the best, or do i ask her to send it back, and order a new base unit such as a SH 1500 or Icom M21 and do without a handheld. My dad does himself have a handheld i can borrow but he uses it himself at times.

Is it better to have dodgy base and have new handheld, or replace base unit with good new one and no handheld??

Thanks
__________________

__________________
ed_dash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 July 2010, 18:25   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
Get a decent base set coupled to a good GRP aerial. It's very reassuring to have solid vhf reception.
__________________

__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 July 2010, 19:03   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Tenby
Boat name: Dash Duck
Make: BWM
Length: 5m +
Engine: Twin 60's
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 165
and suffer the consequences of sending the M33 back?

Thats what i was thinking but im not usually more than a few miles from land and a handheld generally does the job for that.
__________________
ed_dash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 July 2010, 19:36   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Tenby
Boat name: Dash Duck
Make: BWM
Length: 5m +
Engine: Twin 60's
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 165
further to the post, whats the best price people have seen for SH and icom DSC base units recently?
__________________
ed_dash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 July 2010, 21:20   #5
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,688
I like having a HH clipped to my lifejacket just in case ... can't do that with a base set
__________________
A Boat is a hole in the water, surrounded by fibreglass, into which you throw money...

Sent from my Computer, using a keyboard and mouse
BogMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 July 2010, 05:16   #6
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,926
RIBase
Whatever you do regarding the radio, I'd suggest a "gift" purchase soon for the GF. 50-75% of the value will cover you.

You won't regret it if you do...

...and you will if you don't
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 July 2010, 07:27   #7
Member
 
lakelandterrier's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucester
Boat name: Lunasea
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzi 140
MMSI: 232005050
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,126
If you're generally inshore and have confidence in a handheld which you can clip to your LJ, and are used to that, I'd go for a replacement handheld, and live with the imperfect Cobra base set.

I think you'd miss the handheld if that's what you're used to.

Good handheld & mediocre base for inshore I'd say is preferrable to good base and no handheld.

'Tis but 1 opinion!
__________________
lakelandterrier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 July 2010, 08:24   #8
Member
 
Simon B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Leicester
Boat name: Vixen
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki OB 175
MMSI: 235071839
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,621
Tell her she's lovely and has galvanised you into replacing the old cobra with a more robust set, then use the HH as an on body back up. I've got my IcomV in a divers pouch on my lifejacket waist strap along with a HH GPS. For the cost versus implications good radios are no brainers.
__________________
New boat is here, very happy!
Simon
www.luec.org
Simon B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 July 2010, 13:52   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
Length: no boat
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 32
I would prefer to have my hand held on my person at all times attached to my lifejacket by a lanyard. As has been said inshore waters are fine and if you are going much further out I think I would be happier with a good hand held and a reliable base unit.
__________________

__________________
Carlsberg Don't train Soldiers,
But if they did,they'd all be Royal Marines.
stafs 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





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:03.


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