So*if you are seated in the helm seat or standing up to drive the boat you can not see the face of the radio.** It is impossible to see which channel you are on without some contortion of some type
We have a radio on the flying bridge but we never use it since we never drive from up there.* But in the main cabin we decided it could be handy to be able to control, answer, and talk on*the lower helm station*radio from the L-settee at the aft end of the cabin as well as at the helm station itself.* So we bought an Icom Command Mic (which obviously works with the main radio) and mounted it on the main cabin aft bulkhead where it is easily visible and reachable from the L-settee.* We ran the connecting cable*across the engine room overhead.
So if your flying bridge radio is too hard to see while operating the boat and remounting it is difficult, if it will take a remote command-type*mic you could simply do that.* There is no law that says a remote mike has to be remote.
I don't know what your flying bridge configuration is like, but on a GB there are a couple of doors in the aft face of the consol to give access to the storage space inside the consol.* The position of these doors changed over the years, but on our boat there is one immediately starboard of the helm.* We mounted the flying bridge radio vertically*to the inside of this door using the supplied yoke mount with the radio mounted in it backwards.* So when the door is latched open the display is oriented correctly to the helm and aimed up.* When the door is closed, the radio is out of sight inside the consol.* If your boat has*a similar door it might provide another place to mount a radio in such a way as to be readable whether your sitting down or standing up.
-- Edited by Marin on Monday 13th of September 2010 09:13:20 PM