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8 years 3 months ago #21476 by [email protected]
Hey Rod, my old VHF, also an ICOM, had a removeable battery and, sure enough, eventually the terminals did get some salt water on them and corroded. My fault, I should have been more careful about taking the battery out and drying it.

Having said that, the radio lasted about 6 years before that happened, so I couldn't complain, it had accompanied me on many a downwind!

The new unit seems to have more secure battery system and I'm hoping it will be even less susceptible to leaking...

But rule #1 is switch the damn thing on occasionally to make sure it's still working!

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...

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8 years 3 months ago #21478 by Bill L
My "waterproof" VHF is in VHF case. I think you are right - the corrosion is more likely to damage it.

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