November 28, 2016 at 6:50pm
We've towed an alarming number of boats without a VHF radio onboard. Once you're a couple miles South of Venice, most cell phones don't have service. Even if you do have service, if you have to abandon ship, a wet cell phone in your pocket isn't going to do any good. That's why even if your boat has a fixed mount radio, a handheld in your ditch bag is a must. Remember, a VHF radio may be your only chance at calling us or the USCG for help. Our friends at Sea-Trac Offshore Marine Electronics are offering the Standard Horizon HX150 for $99.99. It's a fully waterproof, floating handheld VHF radio. Give them a call at 1-800-899-0591 and ask for sales. Don't forget to tell them that Sea Tow Westbank sent you!