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Old 03-16-2006, 12:46 PM
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The motorcycle units I was mentioning are in helmet style only, I doubt they work out in the wind.

My only issue with the hard mounted headsets I've seen is it looks like they add clutter to the cockpit.

are there any that look like cell phone ear pieces in size? or are they all full on headsets?

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Old 03-16-2006, 01:29 PM
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1. Yes
2. Yes (example sigtronics Music Inputs
The ST-440 and ST-640 accept input from a CD player, cassette player, AM / FM stereo receiver or Walkman. Music is muted when the VHF / Comm is transmitting or receiving, or when speaking on the intercom. Passengers can also be put on uninterrupted music if they desire.
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4. depends on which one you buy. Aircraft system will be cheaper probably than the mark up on a marine system.

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Old 03-16-2006, 07:09 PM
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not if your girlfriend talks a lot. It is the only peace and quiet I get!!!!
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:44 PM
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Another vote for Revolution Marine. Have them in our 26' Daytona. Four place set-up. Two boom mics front and throat mics for the rear. Have stereo wired in as well as the factory Merc warning system. We boat in the 50's sometimes and these REALLY help with the cold. On long poker runs they are indispensible. Normal days at the lake they stay in the truck.

Well worth the $$$.

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I use the Revolution Marine system with throat mics, VHF interface and dual engine alarms. Mics are always hot and no voice clipping or wind noise.
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I have a aviation set up use them all the time with the wife along.....(Dry Stacks Rock) they are alot cheaper I think about $400 for a 4 place with 2 head sets.
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I have a six person intercom in the boat and use it all the time.. Great for poker runs and ocean boating. For casual boating at Havasu I'd say the intercom isn't as useful, but for ocean boating and/or poker runs then the intercom is definitely worth it.
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Hi from Ireland and Happy St. Patrick's Day !

Over here the wind and wave on the Atlantic Coast 50 miles offshore at speed can be quite severe so we use Gecko helmets with visors and intercom.

The Skippers mike has priority as he / she also operates the VHF. Any VHF call has priority over intercom naturally !

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Wardey - The wireless ones sound interesting as I am only interested in person to person. Can you supply information on vendors?
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Hi from Ireland and Happy St. Patrick's Day !

Over here the wind and wave on the Atlantic Coast 50 miles offshore at speed can be quite severe so we use Gecko helmets with visors and intercom.

The Skippers mike has priority as he / she also operates the VHF. Any VHF call has priority over intercom naturally !

Kind regards,

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Stuart - Where did you get those from? Are they always on units or do they have a press to talk button?

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