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Old 08 May 2010, 15:10   #1
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marine comms?

hi, Im looking into the idea of setting my boat up with comms for myself and 4 other passangers, is there anything out there like david clark or similar for ribs, they will have to be able to handle spray, i saw the gecko comms units but im affraid to even ask how much they are asking, but do ye know of anything that is used on other boats?? thanks guys yet again
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Old 08 May 2010, 15:25   #2
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I am awaiting delivery of a couple of Geckos and have looked into comms for them.
Marine comms seem to be ridiculously expensive and overly complicated. The best versions I can find are Motorcycle comms working on various versions of Bluetooth, hence waterproof to at least IP67, wireless, integrated with mobile phones, MP3 players and sometime marine/private UHF portable radios and, depending on system, can work up to a couple of km's.
I have still to try and fit them and try them out but this is certainly the route I am taking once I have the helmets to see fitting possibilities.
The one I have almost certainly decided on is called Interphone but there are many other types very similiar.
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i must look into the motor bike comms, crazy how expensive the marine stuff is, i have contacted gecko to see how much there are to charge for there units, id say they would be a great addition to the boat!!
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On a recent and complicated trip from Gigha to Rathlin, DonegalDan and I had occasion to wear Geckos and press into service a motorbike comms system (Purveyor of same known to DD). Despite DonegalDan's lifejacket deploying due to quantity of water shipped, the comms remained up for the duration. His language was dreadful AND audible, but luckily as Gaelige, so I was spared the worst. I'm sure he could provide details of kit used if asked.
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On a recent and complicated trip from Gigha to Rathlin, DonegalDan and I had occasion to wear Geckos and press into service a motorbike comms system (Purveyor of same known to DD). Despite DonegalDan's lifejacket deploying due to quantity of water shipped, the comms remained up for the duration. His language was dreadful AND audible, but luckily as Gaelige, so I was spared the worst. I'm sure he could provide details of kit used if asked.
I for one would be interested in finding out what brand they were ..........
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I for one would be interested in finding out what brand they were ..........
I shall ask.
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get a suzuki engine so quiet even WOT i left it running in marina while in pub told everyone was charging batteries
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get a suzuki engine so quiet even WOT i left it running in marina while in pub told everyone was charging batteries
True. I once saw a bloke try to start his new Suzi - it was already running
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I have done this as well, once.........
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True. I once saw a bloke try to start his new Suzi - it was already running
Me too.........still finding it very weird going from a noisy 2 stroke to an almost silent 4 stroke Suzi.


I'd also be interested in the make of the bluetooth coms I have seen a few chinese ones on ebay for about 80 a pair that I was tempted to try out but fear they could be rubish. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-BT-interphon...item35a8bbe0c3

I use a wired autocom system on my motorbike and had considered getting one for the boat / geckos - but it would be even better not to worry about the wires.
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