I've been looking at the options of where to put the VHF on the boat, I ran last summer on just the hand held.
The only option up front would be on the small flat area under the steering wheel, but this is where I plan to put the fish finder / echo sounder. I did think about under the controls but for protection I'd still be looking at a box here.
So my plan is to put it on the back of the seat in a box. I've seen them in the past but I can't locate one at present. There seems to be various options for cd players and the like - Gimbal Mount Radio Housing West Marine Pro Series | eBay
Will an ICOM 411 fit in one of these or does anyone know of a VHF specific one?