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    Default A Score for Safety!

    We're still waiting for opening day down here and I'm busy getting stuff ready. I've wanted to pick up a waterproof VHF radio for several years now. I've had my eye on several radios, such as the Icon IC-M88 and others due to their rugged-ness, waterproof-ness and compact size since space is at a premium in my Marsh Rat.

    Meanwhile I stumbled upon a Humminbird VHF55s Plus for $25. It was too good of a deal to pass up, but I figured something was wrong.

    Click here for pics: http://alaskawaterfowlproducts.blogspot.com/

    At first glance, everything looked fine with the radio. It functioned and came with most of the accessories. It became clear what the problem was when I brought it home. The power port was loose in the charging cradle and would go on and off with any slight movement.

    Thankfully that's not more than a 5 minute fix. I popped open the case and re-soldered the loose connection and now it works like a charm.

    I still need to come up with a mount to keep it close by and handy when hunting, but I have a few ideas about that. My family and I are excited that I have reliable emergency communications in the boat this year.

    Erich
    Good decisions comes from experience, experience comes from bad decisions...
    http://alaskawaterfowlproducts.blogspot.com/

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    Radio's are a must on boats. SAFETY ALWAYS

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    Roger that. I always justified not buying one because I hunt within cell coverage and figured I could call if something happened, but my phone is usually in a pocket and hard to get to, so I really needed a radio that will stay out and accessible the whole hunt.

    I'm planning to design a clip mount and have it 3D printed.

    Erich
    Good decisions comes from experience, experience comes from bad decisions...
    http://alaskawaterfowlproducts.blogspot.com/

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