Went to Wallyworld and bought a new Cobra VHF MRF-45 for $99.
Anyone have experience with these radios?
If you're at a classy marina, not the one behind Joe's BBQ and Tire on
the river, don't ever let on that you bought a radio from Wally World to
the scoffers on the dock! You'd never hear the end of it!
Lie through your teeth and tell them you bought it from the most
expensive chandler in 50 miles that also sells Sperry Topsiders at full
retail and paid $879 on special from $995, making a great deal on really
quality equipment. It matters NOT that noone on VHF can tell any
There, now you're a dock hero with a fine radio that must be the finest
quality on the planet because that chandler has the most expensive blocks
in town. They'll all want one just like it, even if the wife says, "NO!"
Never admit to anyone on a fancy dock you bought boat parts from Home
Depot or Wally World or engine parts from NAPA at 10% of what the
boatyard wants for the SAME injector. You'll be the laughing stock of
every yacht club bar in town!
No sense exposing yourself to such ridicule....(c;
We're still trying to live down a torn reputation by admitting that the
blue air expansion tank on Lionheart's pressure water system came from
(gasp) Ace Hardware!
Oh, the shame of it all.....
We tried to disguise it with a ships wheel sticker and fake Waste Marine
barcode, but that didn't work after the truth spread down the dock like a
fuel oil fire through a Hatteras bilge.
Ok, you can pick the tumblers back up now so I don't get blamed for
someone spewing on the keyboard, again....(c;