Vhf aerial no A frame
Yeah, the safe distance only applies while transmitting. The 1m safe distance is a worst case, constant transmit scenario - not realistically going to happen. But still has to be taken into account by companies not wanting to fall foul of HSE and the EMF Directive.
As a private boat, it's up to you how to install an antenna. My advice is as high up as possible, which realistically is going to take it out of harms way anyway.
And mobile phones - are more dangerous, especially when long distances from the base station as they ramp up the power to "check in". Once again, it's not constant though.
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There's weather out there - must be time to RIB!
(Or dive, or ref rugby, or.......)