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Old 02-15-2019, 02:48 PM   #81
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We are still learning about working together and docking/maneuvering our KK39. There are a few blind spots on a boat like this when running from the wheelhouse. Our single-earphone, voice-activated EarTec Ultralites are an order of magnitude better than hand signals or shouting. Being able to carry on an easy two-way dialogue with both hands free and aware of your environment (one earphone) when executing any maneuver just relaxes both of us MUCH more than the alternatives, makes any confusion far easier to clear up.

They are also very good when we are docked and troubleshooting in say the engine room and need switches/breakers thrown in the wheelhouse. Or many other similar non-line-of-sight issues.

Sure, our docking/mooring/anchoring goal is to eventually not need them, but they hugely ease the journey towards that expertise. Not just 'marriage-savers', but 'relationship/friendship-savers' too.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:40 PM   #82
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We love our headsets. Easy sharing of information and observations as we are leaving and coming in.

Only one problem noted, Sandra saying, under her breath, "shut up" as I start humming the Smurf song. Oh ,well.

Nothing is perfect.

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Old 02-15-2019, 04:59 PM   #83
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Been using this Vnet V6C bluetooth product for a couple years and love them; designed for motorcycle riders as well as sports referees.
I like that they are smaller, discrete and only cover one ear so the other ear is open to listen to whats going on. They are rechargeable and we only recharge maybe once every other month. they're about $55 each, i.e.: $110 for a pair of them on Amazon.
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(hard to tell size by photo, but the transceiver is very small, maybe 3" length total, so it fits in some of those little zipper shoulder pockets if you have that kind of shirt or would certainly slip into a normal front shirt pocket)
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:06 PM   #84
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Communications Thank You

Thank you for all for the usually pointed, sometimes funny feedback. We have just purchased a pair of SENS SP10 headsets and will likely enjoy using them.
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Old 03-07-2019, 07:57 PM   #85
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After a full review of this and the earlier thread "Marriage Savers" I have ordered a pair of the Sena Expand headsets. My primary use will not likely be docking, but every year we go to Desolation Sound, where tie back anchoring is the norm. I can hold position in a light current and/or wind, but She has some difficulty doing so. When that happens, I can either give her some instructions or climb ashore to get a good tie back, but not both. It is my hope that with headsets, we will be more successful and she will be less stressed.
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:38 PM   #86
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Well, here's the bottom line.....

You need your girlfriend or wife to pay attention and listen to you. If she doesn't you use the finger to communicate. No need to yell.

If she messes up, you spank her.

If she messes up again, just throw her overboard. Bet she swims back for more.

Eventually, she will be trained.

Works every time.....
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:48 PM   #87
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Well, here's the bottom line.....

You need your girlfriend or wife to pay attention and listen to you. If she doesn't you use the finger to communicate. No need to yell.

If she messes up, you spank her.

If she messes up again, just throw her overboard. Bet she swims back for more.

Eventually, she will be trained.

Works every time.....
Six time divorcee, now single?
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:32 PM   #88
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Well, here's the bottom line.....

You need your girlfriend or wife to pay attention and listen to you. If she doesn't you use the finger to communicate. No need to yell.

If she messes up, you spank her.

If she messes up again, just throw her overboard. Bet she swims back for more.

Eventually, she will be trained.

Works every time.....
Just curious: is this type of thing still considered funny in Florida? Not sure if the disconnect is generational or geographical or both.
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:53 AM   #89
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Nah...it is just not that funny anymore, anywhere, at any age.
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