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Old 06 July 2005, 08:13   #31
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I am sure we can adapt to comms to work with a M1V.
If you get a Gecko I am sure you could make the comms bit fit.

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Old 06 July 2005, 12:37   #32
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I think Gecko already do this
If not they'll sharp sort one.
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Just as a matter of interest what are peopleís primary reason for wearing a helmet
When motorcycle helmets were made compulsory it was as a result of a significant number of accidents. Now I canít find a single incident of someone having an accident in a rib as a result of a head injury, in other words, hitting their head and then crashing the boat (might not be looking in the right place ).
Head injuries are more common in yachting but you never see anyone on a yacht with a helmet on
I am not saying helmets are unnecessary I am just interested what drives people Des
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My reasons are for personal comfort; a helmet keeps the head dry and water out of your eyes.
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Just as a matter of interest what are peopleís primary reason for wearing a helmet ...I am just interested what drives people Des
For me, primarily comfort. In rain or rough sea producing excessive spray, the facial protection offered by the full visor is great. Those same conditions usually mean more violent boat movements, so the safety of a bone dome is also welcome.

I avoided a potentially serious injury the first time I ever wore my Gecko - the visor saved me from putting the console mounted GPS into my face as we came off a wave heavily.
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Yes I think it would mainly help to keep off spray etc and as a large percentage of body heat is lost throught the head!!!

In a capsize or stuffing it should save you quite a bit of injury.

In the accident report of the rib that capsized carrying 12 pax the report commended Shaun Whyte for insisting that all pax wear canoeing helmets. As they operated in rough rocky conditions makes perfect sense!!!
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Old 07 July 2005, 03:50   #37
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comfort and comms for me.

Like all have said keeps wind and spray out of your face when its rough.
Also how many of you have to stop or slow down to use your radio?
With an intercom system we can chat to the crew without shouting and use the VHF at full speed.
Also mean my hair sttays nice

Safety is a valid point, I am sure there are lots of times where what happened to Richard happens to us all, if not we have had a near miss.
I know lots who have lost teeth!!! but not when I am driving

Simon if you scoll up you will see mention on the Gecko comms kit.
D S Dev also make one.
I was just offering to mod the one Dan already has.

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Old 07 July 2005, 05:09   #38
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Similar experience for me. On the Ribnet cruise out of littlehampton earlier in the year. Got caught out by a wave, was thrown forward and my nose struck the console grab rail. Blood everywhere.
Top of my christmas list this year!
More importantly the missus hates the seawater messing up her hair.
who am I to argue!

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Boring as it might seem I'd done a quick risk assessment of Cox/helm potential for injury and of all people on the boat they'll get a pasting in a stuffing or hard landing.

What surprises me is we do not see more. I've also had experience of helm positions that have been modified by people with no idea of ergonomics so as to put the Cox permanently off balance i.e. throttles to far forward etc.

Gecko on my list of things to get. One last point on busy boat unless the radio is turned up loud its very easy to miss bieng hailed etc So comms set for me also.
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Jon,
I have ordered a Comms Kit form Gecko for my Mk 10 helmet to fit the M1 Euro V.
Will let everyone know what it is like. Should be about 2 weeks.
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