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Old 31 July 2013, 08:32   #21
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It's quite interesting how many people immediately jumped to the conclusion that I was a "low life scamming scumbag" that would use eBay to sell something faulty and palm it off as working, potentially endangering someones life in the process, just because I suggested selling it on eBay. That thought had never even crossed my mind, otherwise I would have been more specific in my original comment to prevent ambiguity.
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Old 31 July 2013, 11:53   #22
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Old 31 July 2013, 12:56   #23
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It's quite interesting how many people immediately jumped to the conclusion that I was a "low life scamming scumbag" that would use eBay to sell something faulty and palm it off as working, potentially endangering someones life in the process, just because I suggested selling it on eBay.
Your words, not mine. For the record I said 'plain daft'.

The VHF is likely to be unreliable as a result of water ingress and individual components such as capacitors or resistors can't subsequently be tested to determine their integrity. With these sort of things I think the set should be destroyed rather than trying to sell on, however well intensioned. There's nothing to stop an unscruplious buyer fixing it and then reselling it as a working unit.
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I've dried it out and put it back in the boat. There is no visual damage to the inside at all, and the only problem i noticed was the speaker had sounded crap. I've read an owners manual online that says in the trouble shooting section;
"No sound from speaker - speaker full of water, drain water"
I however, am going to purchase a handheld VHF as a back up, and monitor the situation closely. Any more problems and it will get the bin.

Thanks for all your help, and Chris - I am sorry to see you are going to hell for your perfectly reasonable suggestion!

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Your words, not mine. For the record I said 'plain daft'.

The VHF is likely to be unreliable as a result of water ingress and individual components such as capacitors or resistors can't subsequently be tested to determine their integrity. With these sort of things I think the set should be destroyed rather than trying to sell on, however well intensioned. There's nothing to stop an unscruplious buyer fixing it and then reselling it as a working unit.
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Anything safety critical and ‘damaged’ in any way needs to binned, it’ll either bite you or the next owner in the arse. Boats / RIBs cost many thousands of pounds, spending a few hundred on something that could save you or your family’s life in my book is an easy decision
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Anything safety critical and ‘damaged’ in any way needs to binned, it’ll either bite you or the next owner in the arse. Boats / RIBs cost many thousands of pounds, spending a few hundred on something that could save you or your family’s life in my book is an easy decision
My engine failed to start ...so I binned it on the grounds of it being safety critical....
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