Free private communications
Very useful onboard
Walkie-talkies enable a system of short range communication, one can have a private conversation without being disturbed (as opposed to VHF.) They are useful, for example, when a person is working on the masthead, to keep in contact, or when someone is using the dinghy (over limited range.) It is particularly useful when someone is disembarked to land, from where the use of VHF is prohibited. They are a small investment .
“ Walkie-talkies are easily used by the entire crew. Thick of protecting them in a waterproof cover for use in the dinghy.”