Q & A — September 2003
By Capt. Ken Kreisler
Tries... The Aquapac VHF Radio Case
I’m sure that, like most mariners, you’ve often made a grab for your handheld VHF with your hand covered in salt or fish slime. Maybe you’ve even dropped one over the side while doing a nautical version of a “slippery pig.”
Well, I found a solution for all that and more with the 100-percent-waterproof Aquapac VHF radio case. Thanks to the patented Aquaclip, an innovative little clamp made entirely of light, injection-molded plastic, you can hermetically seal the soft plastic polymer case with a simple twist of a lever. Once closed, the Aquapac not only protects your important gear, it even floats.
I sent one to a diving buddy of mine and he reported that the Aquapac did what its manufacturer claimed. He was even able to use his VHF while it was inside the case.
Suitable for units with both left- and right-hand antennas, the case also features a carrying handle and comes in small and large sizes. It’s available from BoatU.S. for $24.99. Phone: (800) 937-2628. www.boatus.com.—K.K.
Aquapac International Limited Phone: (44) 20 7738 4466. www.aquapac.net.
This article originally appeared in the August 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.