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Old 10-13-2015, 08:46 AM   #12
sunchaser
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Originally Posted by Gabe n Em View Post
We have a guy down the dock who has a pair of bluetooth headsets to alleviate exactly this issue.
This is what my wife and I use for docking situations. Ear Tec by brand name. Better than a camera in that all the pilings, protruding bolts or stanchions get mentioned to the skipper. As well as distances to stop go forward etc. Our boat has excellent sight lines from either helm but the stop now command is nice to hear.

These units are quite common and sometimes used by those who have multiple docking stations since there frequently seems to be tight quarters issues on larger vessels. Have some friends with a large Nordhavn equipped with 5 docking stations, their Ear Tecs are in constant use.
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