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Old 02-12-2010, 04:36   #1
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Where to Buy Hands-Free Radio Communication Gear

When we were in the Exumas last year we saw several couples with head sets on which were apparantely radios. I have not been able to find such a set. It would be great to be able to communicate to Rusty in the cockpit while I am at the bow with hands free. Does anyone know what I am referring to and where I can purchase a set? Thanks!

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Old 02-12-2010, 05:13   #2
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The headset are marketed at "marriage savers". We're planning on getting them as well. They are carried by the Latitudes and Attitudes ship's store and the link for the item is
Mariners Headsets-Walkie Talkies (Marriage Savers) [1067] - $65.00 : Seafaring Ship's Store, Latitudes & Attitudes

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Old 02-12-2010, 05:36   #3
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See Cruising Solutions - Sailing Solutions | Cost effective equipment for life under sail . We have been using these for several years. Inexpensive and effective.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:47   #4
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Motorola and others make voice activated FRS radios; should be available at Best Buy.
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I have a pair of the Cruising Solutions headsets and the radios work reasonably well but the earphones have flat foam surfaces that do not go around the ears and this, coupled with the relatively weak clamping force of the plastic bridge over the head, results in the earphones slipping off your head and ears e.g. when tilted back looking up at the person up the mast wearing the other set. Proper, formed earphone pads that go around the ear to locate the phones would improve the product 100%. Suggest you check this before you buy on line.
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Not knocking the idea in entirety, but we use hand signals. One arm up on whatever side means something, one arm out on either side means something, both arms up means something, etc.
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+1 for hand signals. I also like keeping everyone aboard in the cockpit so we can talk easily. It only takes a few seconds to walk forward.
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We know lots of folks using the Cruising Solutions headsets and like them. There is another made by Eartech, which are REALLY expensive. Chuck

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