Simrad VHF vrs icom
I have gone through 2 simrad waterproof sets, in the last 2 years, could be bad luck?????? but the second one looked like it had been submersed for weeks (it was'nt) so went for the icom 501 with dsc.....had it a year now now trouble, find the buttons easy, and the screen does mist, but is bigger than the simrad, so you can still see it (just) the clarity is good, although have an external speaker too. One good thing about the icom is the fistmike has a speaker in it as well, so with wind etc, you can hold it to your ear.
Personally would'nt buy another simrad (with the other boats we have now been through 5!!!!!!!!!!