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    Morning all and after any recommendations for simple to use wireless 2 way headsets for myself and the admiral to communicate when berthing etc? Nothing too expensive either!

    DTD

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    Default Re: Wireless headsets?

    Quote Originally Posted by davethedog View Post
    Morning all and after any recommendations for simple to use wireless 2 way headsets for myself and the admiral to communicate when berthing etc? Nothing too expensive either!

    DTD
    The is the type of headset I have

    https://www.amazon.com/Referees-Foot.../dp/B074W37NQP

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycl...8AAOSw4CFYnW4p

    Various different types now

    Google "referee headset" will find various types.
    Last edited by Rogershaw; 27-03-19 at 08:56.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davethedog View Post
    Morning all and after any recommendations for simple to use wireless 2 way headsets for myself and the admiral to communicate when berthing etc? Nothing too expensive either!

    DTD
    We use a pair of Bluetooth in-ear / clip-over-ear hands free mobile phone thingies. Very cheep. If at least one of you has a mobile contract that includes chat time then costs nothing extra to run. Once you have called the other, subsequent call just need a double press of the button on the earpiece to redial. The phone can be left in the cabin if required. We find them particularly useful when going through locks. This is an example https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JABRA-BT2...edirect=mobile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plum View Post
    We use a pair of Bluetooth in-ear / clip-over-ear hands free mobile phone thingies. Very cheep. If at least one of you has a mobile contract that includes chat time then costs nothing extra to run. Once you have called the other, subsequent call just need a double press of the button on the earpiece to redial. The phone can be left in the cabin if required. We find them particularly useful when going through locks. This is an example https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JABRA-BT2...edirect=mobile

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    +1

    Cheap solution and the headset is useful in the car or if you need to make a call from the boat
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    We use hand signals, it can get entertaining.

    On the other boat I crew on, 26 meters, hand signals work well.
    Cynical Scottish almost retired engineer.

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    We use the Bluetooth motorcycle/referee type quoted by Roger shaw above. They are self-contained; no need for a phone to be involved. But a lot cheaper than Roger's links - about 50 2 years ago. ISTR.

    Derek

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    A friend of mine bought a Fisher 37 ketch. On their first trip out his wife was forward with the lines and had the shock of her life when she was addressed via a loudspeaker on the pilot house that her husband had discovered. I think that I am glad these haven't caught on.
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    I use 2 motorola handhelds , can have an earpiece if you like , it also then becomes a good way to communicate with others that might leave the boat or on the dingy , if no phone signal and no need for VHF .
    Wife has been known to wander off without telling anyone
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    Default Re: Wireless headsets?

    I use one of these:

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