Originally Posted by macswift
VHF extension speakers in the cockpit are worth having. As long as you can hear you're being called it's no big deal to go below to answer it.
I respectfully disagree. A narrow channel with cross wind or current, a congested area with a bunch of Saturday afternoon six-packers "buzzing" around, following seas where controlling the boat is a full time job. The last thing I want to do is leave the cockpit. Dan S/V Marian Claire