My wife and I enjoy cruising, and we take our Motorola talkabout T5700 to communicate when we go our separate ways on the ship. They work OK for a couple of decks, but we need radios that can penetrate more of the ships structure. I was reading some reviews on the MR350 that makes me think that set could work for us. Today I read about the Midland GXT 1000VP4 that puts out 5 watts. Both units have the same exaggerated claim of 35 miles. We barely ever use our radios, but I want something that works when I deed it to work. Can someone please give me some input?