Help with buying a handheld marine radio

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Tuggan
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Kayak Make: Ocean kayak
Kayak Model: Prowler 4.3
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Location: Opunake

Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:41 pm

Hey guys looking at upgrading from the cellphone to a proper marine radio and was wanting to know what you guys have and what maybe I should be looking towards.

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Flowrider
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Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:37 pm

Get a 5 or 6 watt model, doesn't really matter the make. Cobra, Uniden, Icom etc all are good. I have a Cobra from marine deals cost about $220. Don't get a 3 watt model, they are too limited in range.
Take your cell phone out too as a second form of comms just in case.
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