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Old 02 December 2003, 19:43   #141
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Old 02 December 2003, 19:53   #142
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Honestly... I leave the for a minute and she's in here... And this is obviously a BOY's thread
Anyway, I've got an Icom VHF only by chance. It's an M59 Euro which isn't upgradeabe. I'm planning to get it replaced with a Raymarine Ray 53 which is a dodgy US import, but it's a fully waterproof DSC set in a small footprint case. I haven't got round to it as the Icom is in a DS Developments Neptune waterproof case, and these cost more than the radios!
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Old 03 December 2003, 03:12   #143
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Avon 6.2

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My last rib was a 6.2 Avon with a Yamaha 100hp 4/stroke, it was Rigged for family cruising with a double console with seat and four pods all from Outhill,The front console had a fuel tank,
the boat was well balanced in all weather condition and I deep V and a very high bow great for a following sea's. have fun.
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Old 03 December 2003, 05:16   #144
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I'm planning to get it replaced with a Raymarine Ray 53 which is a dodgy US import, but it's a fully waterproof DSC set in a small footprint case.
Defector!

Don't do it, get an Icom 601, you know it makes sense.
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Old 03 December 2003, 05:57   #145
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Richard, this dodgy import, it can pick up UK VHF channels then ? or is it just USA channels. Spent half an hour mid channel shouting into a mic for AP on one trip, when the owner said its an import VHF and u have to press a button each time you want UK channels.

Don't do it, get an Icom you know it makes sence!

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Old 03 December 2003, 06:02   #146
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Do you think icom will be bringing out a more budget DSC the 601 is a lot of money.

Richard get an icom you know it makes sense!
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Old 03 December 2003, 09:31   #147
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I got two Icom 502 just over 18 months old and they have both failed. one won't stop scanning which looks a lot like water ingress and the other just doesn't TX anymore.

I'll let you know what the after sales service is like but I understand it's quite good, we'll see
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Old 03 December 2003, 11:02   #148
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Hey Rogue Wave ( do you have a real name?)
Were the 502's mounted vertically or on the angle?
When they first brought out the 501 a few failed because they were mounted at an angle so water was able to catch on the radio. This in itself is ok but the atmospheric pressure changes sucked some of this water through - or so the story goes.
I understood that this was changed very quickly and I never heard of any of the ones I had deployed world wide failing due to this, percussif impact yes.
I've always had great service from Icom.
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Old 03 December 2003, 13:59   #149
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Hi Jelly Yes It's me Stuart I got tired of being the Wavehumper.

I couldn't take the pressure of being a senior member so I decided to Start again

I us Mounted on top of the console on the mounting bracket (Camel) and the other is surface mounted on the console which again has a slight rake. (Scorpion).this is the one that scans

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I am informed that along with the Garmin 126 GPS I will be having the Garmin 120 sonar and the VHF/DSC will be a Silva, but model unknown.
What do you all think of Silva?
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