VHF radio question
I'm new to the salt water scene (I'll have a lot more questions so please be patient with me) and my neighbor told me that before going offshore I need to get a VHF radio. I obviously see the need for it but I've been looking at different ones and am really at a loss of what I really need. I've looked at both handheld models and mounted radios. I'm thinking of getting the Cobra Mr Hh600 (handheld) but after reading reviews of everything I'm not really sure about what to get. I don't see myself going very far out (10 maybe 15 miles at absolute most) but I just want to make sure I have a good radio in the (hopefully unlikely) event I need it. Any recommendations? Is the one I'm looking at sufficient? Thanks!!