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Old 19 July 2012, 14:42   #1
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Communication system

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.
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Old 19 July 2012, 15:11   #2
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Old 19 July 2012, 17:54   #3
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A link to the auction on ebay?
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RIBnet, the Full Service RIB Forum. Linky
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Old 19 July 2012, 18:06   #5
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Willk, what system do you & Dan have in your Geckos? I noticed them t'other week
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I dunno, TBH. They're dd's - I think he pulled something fairly cheap off Ebay. They work VERY well - no wind noise and he has them hooked into the VHF (still couldn't hear Tony though ).
He's got them set up in an Otter box, the proofing isn't designed for RIBs. Still, they're on their third season maybe? They went to Islay in 2010 on my old boat.

You should PM him.
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I dunno, TBH. They're dd's - I think he pulled something fairly cheap off Ebay. They work VERY well - no wind noise and he has them hooked into the VHF (still couldn't hear Tony though ).
He's got them set up in an Otter box, the proofing isn't designed for RIBs. Still, they're on their third season maybe? They went to Islay in 2010 on my old boat.

You should PM him.
I'll drop him a line. Just sent my VHF to Raymarine for a looking at
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Hi Dave, BruceB has a setup in his Geckos you should PM him. I think theres a link on here but can't remember.
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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
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