Communication is key to any relationship. Especially when that relationship can hit the rocks, take on water, and leave you adrift in the middle of the ocean. Alas, the Captain got some new radios.
We got a couple of rechargeable portable radios made by Cobra so we can communicate from bow to stern when we're doing things like dropping anchor or coming into port. They have a clip but they also float are white and orange, which if they fall in the water, we may actually be able to see them. We got them on Amazon for like $45 each.
We also updated our main radio in the nav station (aka desk where the charts and stuff go). For this one we got a Standard Horizon, which is pretty full of features for being only $30 more than the portable radios.
In addition to its AIS features and waypoint features, it also has a distress button and a built in fog horn that'll blow every few minutes when it's foggy out. Which means you don't have to do that but you still have to go crazy from fog horns blowing.
The new radio fit perfectly in the old radio's spot in the nav station. You know, a small miracle, no big deal. Mack pulled the old one out, popped the new one in, and just like that we were ready for some chit chat. Now if we ever start to sink, we can push DISTRESS and have our GPS location right in our faces as we give a panicked message disguised as gentle concern.
Two people dumb enough to think anything is possible and smart enough to bumble their way into discoveries.