Product Reviews: Safety

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Furuno NAVpilot-300 Gesture Controller

PROs:

  • Compatible with Volvo Penta IPS, Yamaha Helm MasterTM, Yanmar 8LV engines and Seastar Optimus360 Joystick
  • Each time the boat goes to sea, the software learns about sea conditions and automatically makes adjustments

CONs:

Fell Marine Wireless Kill Switch

PROs:

  • In addition to the operator’s FOB, there can be 3 extras added to the system to monitor
  • 300 hour battery life
  • Light and sound alarm

CONs:

Vesper WatchMate XB-8000 smartAIS Class B Transponder

PROs:

CONs:

  • Creates its own WiFi network on board
  • Uses an existing VHF antenna
  • Fully waterproof

MOB + Wireless Kill Switch

PROs:

  • Mounted in-line with your existing kill switch
  • If the fob battery dies you can hold the hub button for 13 seconds to manually override
  • Uses the proprietary WiMEA Protocol that does not interfere with other wireless systems

CONs:

  • To manually override the system, you must insert a jumper hat on the back of the hub unit

Nulock Keyless Bluetooth Lock with Alarm

PROs:

  • Lock and unlock with your cell phone
  • 2-foot, 1/4-inch Braided Steel Cable
  • Alarm will sound if a thief tries to cut the chain or remove the battery

CONs:

  • IP44 Splash-proof not waterproof
  • 3 AAA batteries that last up to 8 months however, it sends a low battery notification to your phone
  • You have to be far enough away from the lock to no longer be in bluetooth range for the system to be armed

Taco Marine Rub Rail Mounted LED Navigation Lights

PROs:

  • 3-Watt Port (Red) and Starboard (Green) LEDs
  • Low-draw, 0.6 Amperes per light
  • Water-resistant, IP68 rating

CONs:

  • Doesn’t fit all rub rail profiles
  • Designed to fit the popular Taco Marine V21-9659, V21-9904, V21-9909 and V21-9959

LunaSea Ultra Bright Portable Light Bar with USB Charger

PROs:

  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Takes 3-4 hours for full charge, red light indicates charging, green light indicates fully charged
  • Built-in on-off switch

CONs:

  • Must purchase a separate mini-USB-to-device charger cable to charge your cell phone

Icom M93D VHF Marine Transceiver with Built-In GPS & DSC

PROs:

  • Large, full dot-matrix display is easy to read
  • The high contrast display is visible under direct sunlight
  • Class D DSC, a red rear panel button allows for distress calls direct from the handheld

CONs:

  • There are a lot of features that can be confusing to set up, it ships with a 99 page user's manual
  • It is bigger than the very popular Icom M72

A Backup Camera for Your Boat Trailer

PROs:

  • Each camera transmits wirelessly up to 45 feet.
  • You can install up to 4 cameras.

CONs:

  • Must hardwire the camera to constant power to be able to toggle between views.
  • If not hardwired, it is wired to the reverse light and comes on when the vehicle is placed in reverse.
  • Does not include WiFi so all updates must be installed via your computer at www.garmin.com/express.

Sirius Signal SOS Distress Light

PROs:

  • No disposal issues
  • Uses standard C-cell batteries
  • Made in U.S.A.

CONs:

  • May not meet local requirements if regulations are not updated to include electronic distress signals
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