i am the proud owner of a brand new 19 ft. bay boat! i purchased the the boat to fish black bay and other surrounding areas. my first venture out was to be sunday 7/08. my trip was to be black bay out of the infamous 'sweetwater marina' ,a place i have used frequently in the past and will continue to use in the future.well the first thing i did saturday evening was join sea tow.then got to thinking about a vhf radio. first and foremost was safety on my mind. i always have my 8 yr. old grandson with me. i am wondering on anyone's experience on vhf radios. i have never had one and would like you guy's advice. thanks !