TBF: NV Cuba, YB3 free, Furuno GP1x70F steals, BT VHF, and Sailing A

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

5 Responses

  1. Doug says:

    Thanks Ben. I’m the reader who inquired about Bluetooth streaming into an Oticon accessory and push to the manufactures to add this tecnogogy to their products would be a great help not only to the hearing disabled but to anyone using a VHF in a noisy environment.

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Doh! gCaptain has a good piece on how Sailing A may be the ugliest yacht ever:
    A door wedge? Nah.

  3. Mike Negley says:

    Phonak & Oticon both have BlueTooth wireless receivers that pair with any Bluetooth device. Phonak’s is called a ComPilot Air and is clipped to your shirt or collar and the size of a automobile keyless fob. Phonak’s wireless mic is called a RemoteMic (clever name) is about a fourth the size of a keyless fob. It picks up any audio signal (not BlueTooth) and re-transmits it to the ComPilot by BlueTooth. Therefore a hearing impaired helmsman could clip the RemoteMic near a VHF speaker and hear it from up to about 15 to 20 feet away. Both devices are re-chargeable battery operated and use a USB cable for charging. I would keep the RemoteMic on charge all the time.

  4. Jeff says:

    As Triumph once said about their TR-7: The shape of things to come. šŸ™‚

  5. Leo Starrenburg says:

    It’s sooo ugly it’s getting beautiful again šŸ˜‰

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