Week­end Work­book

An elec­tronic se­cu­rity sys­tem will mon­i­tor, safe­guard and track your boat.

Boating - - CONTENTS -

Elec­tronic on­board se­cu­rity sys­tems from com­pa­nies such as GOST and Siren Marine can go well be­yond alert­ing if your boat is moved. They can be cus­tom­ized to in­form you about the sta­tus of the bat­ter­ies, bilge water, bilge pumps, shore power and more. They can also be tied into mo­tion and vi­bra­tion sen­sors to tell you if some­one is tam­per­ing with your boat while you are away from it. Ad­di­tional sen­sors/re­lays let you con­trol el­e­ments such as lights and the bilge pump. If your boat is stolen, the same sys­tems can track the ves­sel’s lo­ca­tion.

A se­cu­rity prod­uct such as the Siren Marine MTC mon­i­tor­ing and track­ing sys­tem with a built-in

GPS and global cel­lu­lar ser­vice will work on a boat of any size, type or age, re­gard­less of whether it is kept in the water, on a trailer or in dry stor­age. Here’s how to in­stall one on a 21-foot-6-inch fiber­glass cen­ter con­sole boat. —Jim Hen­dricks

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