Post by abouttime2fish on May 6, 2021 20:00:25 GMT -5
Tested, works as advertised. The ‘alarm’ unfortunately is in a high frequency range I just can’t hear anymore. However you can set all fob’s to act as kill switches if they go overboard. Tough to miss that!
As a bonus, there is a ‘solo’ mode that sends a text to a number of your choosing with coordinates where you went over. Can also set a delay, ie reasonable amount of time to self rescue. Feature works through an app on your phone, so outside cell phone range it’s inop.
Looking forward to you report after a few months of using it abouttime2fish. It's great knowing the kill switch is working even when you're not hooked up to it. I almost never attached the cable and I doubt many people do, but I always wear the wrist band.
Post by abouttime2fish on May 7, 2021 7:57:08 GMT -5
I’ve been through 2-3 auto tethers, great idea poor execution. Last week on the boat I tried to wear the clip as I never do. Put it around a wrist, promptly wrapped it all around helm. Attached to belt loop, moved to put dock line away, pulled clip. 5 minutes in and I stopped using like usual. This will be better as long as it stands up to salt water environment !
installed fell mob at the start of 2020 season ez install unit functioned great all season use the fob wrist band have tested by walking away from boat idling at the dock, engines shut off at ~50ft distance fish solo inshore, good to have this safety feature from anywhere on the boat, especially when trolling with setting up at the stern corner while boat is in gear slowly moving forward, also when reaching overboard to net a nice catch had to remove and remount during diyer winter dash redo project, ez re-mount and re-connect. tested fine.
for those unfamiliar and wondering... if the unit ever has an issue, there is a elec bypass cap included, strapped to the connector cable with a simple install tag
I'll be curious to hear out it tests out. I hate clipping the lanyard and admittedly and stupidly I rarely do.
X2,, I don't know if it's only my state,, another new law. Anything under I think 30ft. the lanyard MUST be used. I hate when government attempts to force you to do things you don't choose to. I'll just pay the fine.
So here's a question, and I think the USCG guidance is vague, it states, "All operators of recreational boats less than 26’ in length that have an Engine Cut-Off Device installed." Sailfish list the specifications for my 245 DC as SPECIFICATIONS LOA ..................................................................24’ Length Rigged..................................................26’ Beam..............................................................8’ 6”
The length of my boat rigged, which is how I use it (duh) is 26 feet, so not "less than 26 feet" which is what the USCG states, so I think I am exempt, what do you all think?
By the way, thanks for posting that up, although I rarely boat alone, I never use mine and was completely unaware of this requirement.
Post by abouttime2fish on May 10, 2021 8:09:23 GMT -5
If you really want to dig into it, apparently the switch was not required for boats built before Jan 2020. I could remove mine completely in under a minute with nothing but a Phillips screwdriver. Actually you don’t even need that if you disconnect the wires from behind.
The switch was a plastic nut on outside, unscrew and it falls out of panel. Wires are attached with snap connectors, pull apart. Done.
Obviously I went the other route with my sailfish. My personal threat assessment says that if I’m going to fish solo 15-20 miles out, this wireless cutoff is a good idea.
Then there is my duck boat. That kill switch may be deconfigured.
fishnfool: Hi Bob, welcome and congrats. Posting up top in the forums will get more visibility. I lived in Seminole as a kid when my dad was stationed at MacDill. Good memories of pier and beach fishing.
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finatic: One more to hit 700, who we could of thought.
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finatic: One more to go to hit 700 members who would have thought
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finatic: 700 and growing nice work guys.
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finatic: Many new members this past week, be sure to introduce yourself up top.
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sja: Have 27 2018 CC with windless. Any know anchor line size and length?
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sja: My name is Sal from Long Island own 2018 27 CC
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hotrods: Any one recommend a certified Yamaha mechanic for engine verifications and maintenance in the Ft Lauderdale area?
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fishnfool: Olie at Parker Yachts
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hotrods: Thanks I will try him
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stoshki: Took delivery today of a 2020 245 DC. Named her, "Diamond Lil". If anyone knows how far to space the bunks (3" x 10" x 12') on a boat lift, please share. Good boating to all!
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fishnfool: Welcome and congrats. Post your question up top. But the trailer measurements are contained in the Owners Manual.
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theo: Does anyone know where I can get sailfish part numbers for a 2009 2360 WAC? I need them to order parts from Llebroc
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fishnfool: Call Sailfish direct, their customer service rep is usually ver helpful.
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theo: Thank you Fishnfool. I did call them. They were fantastic!
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duanen: Configuration of your under hull will indicate where they should be placed
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