Originally Posted by Bacchus
I'm not sure about the Ray 230 but I just rec'd & installed a new cord for a Ray 215.
See thread CORD for Raymarine 215 VHF
post #16 where I've posted pics of the internals - it was a simple plug connection inside the mic. I special ordered the new cord through my local West Marine store and it was around $45.
I got the Ray part # from the Ray technical forum.
BTW - I also contacted Boat US consumer support to try to get Ray to replace these but they hid behind their warranty unlike iCom which have agreed to replace detiorating cords on units out of warranty.
I have recently written to Ray just to inform them I intended to spread the word re: their lack of support for a defective product. I'm now an iCom fan.
How old was the radio? How long was the warranty? What is the difference in your mind between "defective" and "worn out"?
To the OP
- I was using a buffer to wax my dash when it got into a fight with the microphone cord. The cord lost.
Standard Horizon could not supply a black cord, only a white one so I bought the white one, sprayed it with vinyl upholstery paint from the auto store and replaced it myself. It was a bit intricate but as a former electronic technician, I got it done.
You might want to see what you can buy just the part for and have a local electronic technician install it.