psychobilly wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:29 pm
I’m just scared of the wireless one. Battery dies on that thing you could be stranded. The lanyard is fool proof almost.
Wow crazy stories!
There is an manual override button on the receiver so if the fob goes out you can get it started again. Also useful if the driver goes over so the crew can start it back up and get thr driver. Edit it can be restarted 6 seconds after a MOB (man overboard) event without pressing the override button. Also there is a emergency jumper so if the unit fries one can unplug it and install a bypass plug to get it operational again...(just dont drive fast after this
as there is no more kill switch feature).
The hub indicates low fob batteries 15 hrs before they die as well.
Im probably more likely to wear the fob but I get your points. Also it takes like 30 ft for it to know you left the boat so some tradeoff there as well the lanyard will cut it off immediately. Edit...the fob stops immediatly once submerged in 4 inches of water or after 30 ft dry or after the fob button is pressed.
Seems like they thought of it all. The instructions are pretty good. I got it delivered today from amazon after ordering last night...wow
I like the alarm feature for other passengers going over...