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Old 20 July 2012, 02:06   #11
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Originally Posted by Pikey Dave

Cheers, just had a read through the thread. Just musing over a couple of Geckos, can't convince meself or SWMBO. I might need another couple of long crossings to talk us into it. It's only taken me 20years to get her into a drysuit.
I'm sure there's some pi55 to be taken there somewhere
Yea me too I don't think I would use them enough to warrant the expense. I am sure the usual suspects will be along to take the pi55 out of you re the wetsuit!

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Old 20 July 2012, 03:55   #12
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If I was buying a Gecko for Mrs willk, I think I'd pass on the Comms feature.

Seriously though, you hear every word, cough, heavy landing grunt and sniffle over those things. It's worse than listening to Tennis. Maybe fit a mute switch on your set

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Old 20 July 2012, 10:04   #13
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Originally Posted by Pikey Dave View Post
Just musing over a couple of Geckos,
With the bluetooth units that you can see on my Geckos on the other thread. I made up a couple of single ear headsets so they can be used without the Geckos. Useful in the summer.

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Old 20 July 2012, 11:25   #14
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Originally Posted by Cobalt View Post
I needed a system that would let my leader in the rear seat "guide me" as I helmed our RIB. I followed various threads on RIBnet and tried various systems. Eventually, I tracked down a system called deck band - a Bluetooth system with four earpieces and microphones that could each talk to each other as well as the central console. You could also hear the radio. Unfortunately, I had a crush fracture of my thoracic spine that meant the end of my Ribbing days, before I had chance to try this out.

Its now for sale on ebay but I thought other RIB users might be interested, as RIBnet is where I became interested in this. Any questions please let me know.

That looks great

Sorry to hear of your accident which means you are off ribbing


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