Week­end Work­book

A Fell Ma­rine en­gine kill switch of­fers safety and free­dom move to about the deck.

Boating - - CONTENTS -

A safety-stop lan­yard — aka en­gine kill switch — comes stan­dard with ma­rine power sys­tems to in­stantly shut down propul­sion if the helms­man gets tossed from the boat. Yet many skip­pers for­get that they’re teth­ered and walk away from the wheel, in­ad­ver­tently killing the en­gine. It can hap­pen at in­op­por­tune times such as while dock­ing.

Fell Ma­rine’s MOB+ wire­less manover­board sys­tems re­solve this is­sue. Es­sen­tially, a re­mote xFob that you wear con­nects wire­lessly us­ing the WiMEA pro­to­col to a Fell xHub on the boat. When a wearer falls over­board, it breaks the sig­nal and the en­gine shuts down. A shut­down also oc­curs when the xFob is ap­prox­i­mately 50 feet from the boat. The sys­tem al­lows for a restart of the en­gine with an au­to­matic over­ride func­tion so crewmem­bers can res­cue some­one who has fallen over­board.

Here’s now to in­stall the Fell MOB+ Mul­ti­fob Basep­ack on a sin­gle-en­gine boat. —Jim Hen­dricks

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