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Old 09-13-2014, 10:08 PM   #21
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We use flares for an attention getting device. Then move to cans and string after camp fire an blankets with smoke....the rest of the time main radio to hand held...all crude but at least one seem to work
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Old 09-13-2014, 10:13 PM   #22
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yes, and she can talk back to through the loudhailer speaker. Watch Deadliest Catch, that's how they do it.

Yes but they are at sea and the captain needs to talk to multiple people all of which may be very busy and have their hands full in a very noisy environment.

Talking back and forth on a hailer works. It's just not an elegant solution in my opinion. Nor very subtle in some cases that I've seen/heard over the years.

But YMMV.
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Old 09-13-2014, 10:50 PM   #23
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Yes but they are at sea and the captain needs to talk to multiple people all of which may be very busy and have their hands full in a very noisy environment.

Talking back and forth on a hailer works. It's just not an elegant solution in my opinion. Nor very subtle in some cases that I've seen/heard over the years.

But YMMV.
why do you need elegance? Subtle?
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Old 09-14-2014, 05:24 AM   #24
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why do you need elegance? Subtle?
OK how about graceful and quiet.

In most cases where I've seen the hailer used for deck communications it comes off as loud overkill.

But again, YMMV.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:18 AM   #25
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We went with Eartec and it's been a blessing. There's been no yelling, no stress, and my better half's confidence level has risen dramatically.
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:26 AM   #26
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Eartec for us also.
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:31 AM   #27
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I use change of rpm as a signal to come to the bridge. A drop of rpm means the crew needs to wake up and contact brige. Works for most people, but not all.
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Old 09-14-2014, 09:38 AM   #28
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We could never get the EarTechs to work very well, between the pairing issues, the weird battery charging regimen, and the thing not clipping on to a belt very well (float tested one) maybe the newer ones are better. We also had a set of these "marriage savers", which I'd rate as OK. Radio Headset Communicators & Intercoms
but still prone to falling off.

We ended up with hand signals and routine for anchoring and docking, plus the benefit of having a lower helm with a full door on each side.The boat had a very nice Charles intercom system, which I ended up effectively replacing with a Panasonic cordless phone system that allows you to tie your cell phones into it, and has very nice intercom capability. You can hook a headset up to the handsets or use the speaker phone setting.

http://www.costco.com/Panasonic-DECT...100115378.html
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Old 09-14-2014, 09:49 AM   #29
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what I meant to say is that VOX, voice activated, is taken over by wind or engine noise and if simplex you cant do anything about it to talk the other way.
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We got a set of duplex headsets called "marriage savers". They work well, especially in adverse conditions and/or docking in a strange location. No miscommunications, yelling, confusion etc. the only negative is they don't hold to your head well. I suggested sheet rock svrews, but that was not well received. Also, only ~$60.

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Old 09-14-2014, 10:44 AM   #31
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OK how about graceful and quiet.

In most cases where I've seen the hailer used for deck communications it comes off as loud overkill.

But again, YMMV.
We have volume knobs down south to make it graceful and quiet!
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:42 AM   #32
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We have volume knobs down south to make it graceful and quiet!
You folks up north must be the few who know how to use the volume knob.
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Old 09-14-2014, 01:02 PM   #33
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Our biggest (only?) need for comms is in the locks. Noisy (many boats leave their engines on for the entire transit!), crowded, and -in good weekend weather -literally hundreds of tourists watching and taking pictures from a dozen feet away. Plus a constant outbound current against an inbound wind. Plus you have to rely on a couple of corpsmen to secure and free your lines in the large locks. And we cannot see each other from the bow and stern line handling positions.

A loud hailer in this scenario is an invitation to a divorce.
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Old 09-14-2014, 03:32 PM   #34
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You folks up north must be the few who know how to use the volume knob.
I was on a boat where the capt and mate were yelling at each other on the PA at 3:30 AM in a high end condo/marina. It was the sign of the day to come!
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:02 PM   #35
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Simultalk 24G. Very reliable.

We use this headset everyday it is great only improvement would be for longer battery life otherwise it's been awesome, my wife especially likes it for docking and maneuvering close quarters when I can't see from the pilothouse.
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:13 AM   #36
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cell phones/bluetooth headsets, cheap, don't care if they fall overboard. We keep the cell phones inside the boat. The headsets work on the entire boat from the phone in the middle. May not work on a larger vessel. But it works for us. There is the issue of wind in the mic, but it's better than not yelling.

In my experience, loudhailers are only for emergencies (or for people who like to hear themselves) The louder the yell, the more out of control the situation is. EVERYONE likes to hear the yelling in the entire harbor. No wonder they actually market 'WifeSavers'. Oops, I meant Marriage Savers.....
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:11 PM   #37
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You folks up north must be the few who know how to use the volume knob.
What volume knob?

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