Thanks WB4DIW. It can definitely be a money pit. You ought to consider at least coming back to 2 meter/440 MHZ. You can get a cheap mobile radio and magnetic antenna for cheap. Good luck with the fishing.Havn't been on the air in years and don't want the hobby to get in the way fo my fishing. Good luck on the sale and the new rig.
WB4DIW - AE
Update: I've got this listed at $550, but I'll take $500.ICOM-718 HF Transceiver.
Great radio for beginners or hams on a tight budget. I'm looking to upgrade. I bought the radio new 2-3 years ago.