Originally Posted by HDAV
But have any of them been immersed? Thatís the issue they just canít cope with sea
Mostly fixed units in open boats. I think for that, the installation is important because the PL259 connectors and jacks plugged into the back aren't waterproof regardless of what brand you choose and that is more likely to cause you problems than the unit itself.
I haven't had any experience with "Standard Horizon" so won't comment but my latest Cobra was submerged deliberately as soon as I got it when it could have been easily returned if it failed the test. The old one I regularly use is only rated as "Splash Proof" but that's survived in my pocket on three trips to Ireland and visiting almost every inhabited island off the West coast of Scotland, (including Rathlin....
I'm using a fixed Icom just now because it interfaces with the Icom AIS but I've noticed it doesn't have the "position request/send" functionality the Cobras had. I also have a couple of dead Icoms in the garage that failed the test of time and the Cobras live on.
PS I believe one of the Cobra models has "Bluetooth" connectivity if that floats your boat?