Thank you so much for your review of CrewWatcher (“Paraphernautica” May/ June 2018). We appreciate the editorial and photo coverage we received.
You state at the end of the piece that, “If you’re not wearing a life jacket, it’s significantly less useful.” I think its worth mentioning that CrewWatcher is designed to be very flexible. As you said, it can be attached to a dog collar, but most importantly, it can be easily attached to any piece of clothing as well. It can also be placed in a towed dinghy so that if the dinghy separates from the boat, the alarm will sound. Also, while underway or at anchor, you can mount it on top of a bilge pump so that an
alarm will sound if water overtakes the pump. Thanks again.
Cathie Trogdon VP of Public Relations, Weems & Plath
Dear Cathie, I do apologize for the oversight and oversimplification of the many other useful applications of CrewWatcher. It should be noted that in my final quip, I only meant to imply that CrewWatcher, or any life-saving device that needs to be worn, is made infinitely more effective when the person (or animal) is wearing a USCGapproved PFD. Sincere thanks for the clarification. —Jonathan