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Old 03-30-2018, 04:15 PM   #1
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My VHF/hailer (Ray 220 I think) is working intermittently. Has anyone replaced their original equipment and want to sell me your old Ray 220 VHF?
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Old 03-30-2018, 04:56 PM   #2
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My boat came equipped with a Standard Horizon unit and when it died I replaced it with another one of newer model but any manufactures will work.
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Thanks mmwjr but I'd preferably like an original that would already fit the cutout. Newer units seem to be smaller.
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Have you looked at the Raymarine 218? It looks like the same size and form factor. I found a manual for a Raymarine 220 and it only shows it as a with a bracket mount. Even the installation and templates only show it as a bracket mount. Weird.
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Have you thought about making a new face plate for a newer unit.
It could be as simple as getting a piece of plastic sheeting and cut it to fit the new radio.
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Have you thought about making a new face plate for a newer unit.
It could be as simple as getting a piece of plastic sheeting and cut it to fit the new radio.
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Colored Starboard/Kingboard is great at that. I was considering recommending the same thing. However, I'm surprised that a replacement can't be found. VHF are like auto stereo decks, they mostly share the same form factor.
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Yes, it is surprisingly tough to find one. I found one a year or two ago and installed it, but it is suffering the same fatal flaw as the original.

I am considering options such as a new VHF or maybe even repurposing the space for another chart plotter. The problem with new ones is that they are smaller and will require replacing all of the helm dash plates to properly match. All of those options = a lot more expense than just finding a vintage original.
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