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Old 05-04-2015, 01:36 PM   #1
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Getting Someones Attention From Fly Bridge

While running this weekend I am on the fly bridge and others in cabin. How do get there attention when needed? Bell, Radio, Etc.
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:38 PM   #2
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We have a set of intercoms we got from Sears.com wireless and run on batterys
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:44 PM   #3
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While running this weekend I am on the fly bridge and others in cabin. How do get there attention when needed? Bell, Radio, Etc.
Horn??

Pavlov had that all figured out...Just need to re-train the admiral...:-)
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:44 PM   #4
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Brief everyone that a change in rpms means FB wants attention.
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:50 PM   #6
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:02 PM   #7
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We have a remote handset for the (Standard Horizon) VHF radio in the salon. Acts as an intercom, and it puts a vhf radio output in the salon for weather alerts and that kind of thing.
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Brief everyone that a change in rpms means FB wants attention.
Your Admiral must be a lot more in tune with the running of the boat than my Admiral.
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I run two VHF radios and hail from the bridge on an open channel running down below. That said, I have to wonder why your friends won't hang out on the bridge with you?
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I've found that five or six good solid thumps of my foot on the deck brings them running. Usually kind of freaking and saying "what happened, did we hit something?"
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That said, I have to wonder why your friends won't hang out on the bridge with you?

mmmm I was wondering the same......
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Old 05-04-2015, 03:01 PM   #12
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pounding on the deck works but the results are less than satisfying
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A pair of family radios works well.

A hand-held VHF in the cabin also works, but calling can clutter up the airwaves...

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We don't run from the flying bridge for a bunch of reasons but the boat has an intercom/hailer system that has the flying bridge as one of its stations. So if guests are riding up there they simply have to talk and we hear them in the main cabin. To talk to them we use the mic that's attached to the hailer/intercom unit in the instrument panel.
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We have a set of cheap walkie talkies for that. But I have to remember to turn them on.
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We don't run from the flying bridge for a bunch of reasons but the boat has an intercom/hailer system that has the flying bridge as one of its stations. So if guests are riding up there they simply have to talk and we hear them in the main cabin. To talk to them we use the mic that's attached to the hailer/intercom unit in the instrument panel.
Just curious, but why don't you steer from the bridge?
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Just curious, but why don't you steer from the bridge?

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Just curious, but why don't you steer from the bridge?

I've explained this before and if one is really interested the detailed explanation can be found in the archives.

In a nutshell, it's because we both hate the sight picture from up there for close-in maneuvering, much preferring to be at main deck level for this where we find it much easier to judge distances, speed, and inertia. Also, we narrowly averted a boat fire while we were driving from the upper helm because my wife happened to go below to get something and smelled what was going on. We prefer to operate the boat from a position where we can immediately hear, feel, and smell anything that might be wrong.
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Forgive me for sounding simplistic and of course I do not have a flybridge of my own. Couldn't you just knock on the fiberglass dash panel, side or floor? Would that not echo inside the saloon? Really, most of our boats are not that stinking large and it seems to work pretty well on my front door at home.
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