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Old 15 November 2004, 07:39   #11
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I finally took the radio back to the shop where I bought it at the weekend. They opened it up and said that there was a lot of corrosion inside. They say this is due to abuse.

Now, I know this radio hasn't been abused. Saying that, it's been used in a RIB and has been subject to spray etc. I was under the impression that because it was "water resistant" it would be OK in damp conditions - not dunkings, but a bit of spray etc.

The shop is saying it's abuse, and therefore won't do anything about it. Wat am I to do; do I have a leg to stand on, or do I just put it behind me and never shop there again??

Contact Silva direct.
Tell them what has gone on.
Explain how and where you use the set.
See if you get anywhere with that route.

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Old 15 November 2004, 10:02   #12
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The shop (Norfolk Marine) has already sent it back.

This isnt going to look good; having already had a new battery becasue the catch on the first one broke, I don't hold out much hope.
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Old 15 November 2004, 10:11   #13
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I would have to say, waterproof has got to be the way to go on a RIB.
Even if its not one of ours.
I would never recomend a Slashproof/Water resistant unit on a rib.

You could have spent a bit more and got a waterproof unit.
Then if it let in water you would have some come back.
There are some good water proof radio's on the market these days for not a lot more money.

Sorry to kick you when your down.

Still worth speaking to Silva, never know someone there may be feeling kind up there!

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Old 18 November 2004, 14:55   #14
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Update: they (the manufacture) say I can only have replacement. Ones on it's way. O well, it least I will have a spare h/h VHF now. I think I'll invest in an aquapack for this one!
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