Review of hand-held VHFs


Review of hand-held VHFs


Among the recommendations of the MAIB report into the sinking of the yacht Ouzo, with the loss of her three crew, was that every yacht should carry a waterproof handheld VHF radio.

There are many occasions when it’s useful to have a waterproof radio that can be used in the cockpit and, in the event of being run down, as Ouzo was, it could prove a life-saver.

The Mainsail has carried out a review of five handhelds, which I have been reading as we will buy new sets for our yachts this year. You will find the review here and they have also asked for comments from owners of sets.

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