Just wanted to let you know radios can be a fun way to pass the time while on the water.
I used to use CB until I got into ham or amateur radio. It is an amazing hobby and there are lot of clubs and repeaters in Utah with experienced people that can help you get into it.
Anyone can buy a radio and listen, but it requires a simple and cheap license if you wan to be able to transmit. There are some great and compact radios out there. The one I bring around most places is the size of a deck of cards.
Anyway sorry if this was not the answer or too much of an answer for you. I would be happy to answer any questions anyone may have about ham radio.
Come on out to one of the club events and someone will show you.
For Utah County there is a group on the 146.76 repeater that is active and always willing to chat.