A year on, well, bought a bigger RIB, collect it this Saturday (22nd Nov), yes, I am still enjoying it!!
Like most people, getting the RIB was probably the cheapest part, well, it was budgeted for any way. It was the purchase of everything else that crippled me! So, I have to admit, I did scrimp on the radio, it was always my intention to get a Fixed set, when the finances allowed.
I ended up with a £80. Silva HH. Not bad for the money and since most of my ribbing in the first part of the year was spent in and around Poole / Bournemouth, I wasn't to worried.
I will be replacing the rig on my new boat for an ICOM602 in the early part of next year (London Boat Show perhaps), I know the current set is only a year old, but for some reason, the previous owner didn't install a DSC unit, and as I'm going to use it commercially, when it gets re-ticketed, it will be in my favour to have a DSC unit.
Early next year I will be doing my Day Skipper Theory, Adv Power Boat and Rescue Boat. The final course before I can go for my Commercial Endorsement will be my Sea Survival Course, so I'll be talking to those nice people at PowerBoatTraingUK
(any discount for the plug Paul?
Good luck with your courses