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Old 07 April 2010, 15:35   #11
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They all seem to be either hardwired or extremely expensive.
The best option I have found so far is from the bike market and is IP67 rated, will work up to 1km or so and should install on any helmet. It also is enabled for phone, GPS and MP3 players wirelessly and isn't hugely expensive.
I reckon this is simply because the motorcycle market world wide is much larger than the boat market.
Once the helmets turn up I'll probably buy the bike type and fit them.
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Old 08 April 2010, 06:47   #12
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This is a company that do race stuff www.boatintercoms.co.uk or a bit more money www.dsdevelopments.co.uk and good enough for the RNLI
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Old 20 December 2010, 18:15   #13
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I am starting to think about this again for next years trips, it fell by the wayside last year due to lack of money to buy a set.
Any new or tried versions out there that have ben tried recently or is an ip67 rated motorcycle set still the best and cheapest reasonable option?
A bluetooth enabled set may even allow boat to boat comms at short distances in addition to listening to the VHF and the cd player. (and the missus unfortunately but it does have an off switch)
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Old 20 December 2010, 18:32   #14
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Keep us posted Bruce as to what you go for and how it performs.
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Probably not what you're looking for but I'll soon be fitting a system that DS Developments made for me earlier in the year.

2 headsets with throat mics that plug into the dash with a volume control. PTT button on dash so both crew can operate vhf, intercom continuously open between sets, audio in from the stereo system and also audio out to my video recorder so I can record vhf and intercom audio alongside the a-frame camera as opposed to just engine and wind noise.

I'll be posting my findings as it goes in but looking forward to seeing how it all works.
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I am really just looking for a bluetooth wireless intercom system to allow me and the missus to talk easily over the wind with the helmets on.
Music and VHF/phone inputs/outputs would be a bonus.
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Old 20 December 2010, 20:02   #17
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HI Bruce is this any use?

http://www.gpsforless.co.uk/product_...s.php?id=15106
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We are having Neptune Blue Wave system (DS development) on trial early in the new year.

Will be interested to see the results

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I got some vouchers for Amazon for Xmas so bought these to play with-
I will fit them into the helmets and see how they work and last. I'll post more pics as they get fitted..........
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Geckos fitted

Comms fitted into helmets.
They come with sticky pads and velcro for the earpieces but I decided to use a hot glue gun to fit the earpices into the recesses. The cables were run between the bouyancy chamber and fed round the helmet inside the liner, popping out at the main unit.
The main units were fitted with the supplied 3M sticky pads but also come with clamps which, if the pads don't work, will be altered to fit the helmets.
They seem to work very well in the house but the acid test will be out with windnoise. Hopefully by retrofiting full visors to the helmets the mouthpieces will be sheltered and this should be limited.
Apparentely they can also interface with bluetooth phones and Mp3 players but since I don't have either of these at the moment I can't check performance.
So far for 65 for the pair all seems well, will put something up when tested out on the water.
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