Whether it’s an emergency or you just need to tell your buddy where the fish are biting, SMR Marine Electronics’ SeaLab SL5100 Handheld VHF Radiotelephone lets you keep in touch on the water. The SL5100 features digital push-button controls, large LCD screen, all U.S. and international channels, emergency SOS signal, 10 weather channels, and a unique flip-top receiver that helps block the wind for clearer voice transmissions. About $160; call 305-591-9433.