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Old 01-11-2010, 05:17 PM
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Safety Alarms

I just bought another good old boat with an Atomic 4 in good condition. There are no alarms of any kind installed. I want to install a gasoline fume detector, CO detector(s) and the Moyer oil and temp warning kit. Alarms seem to me to be money well spent, particularly since you can't put a price tag on the safety of yourself or your crew/guests.

Two questions:

1. What are the contents of the Moyer warning kit, in addition to the Cole Hersee sending units and buzzer?

2. I know that gas fume detector sensors should be installed low in the engine compartment. Should CO detectors be installed low also or high (like smoke detectors)?


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Old 01-11-2010, 05:28 PM
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I bought a cheap, battery powered CO detector. They recommended I install it away from the CO source (engine). I mounted mine up high as far away in the main cabin as I could get..this ended up being the main bulkhead, adjacent to the chainplate on my Catalina 30.

Glad your engine on your 'new' boat is in good condition..some of us weren't so lucky when we started
"Twice Around" - '77 Catalina 30, #511 with original A-4 & MMI manifold.
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Burgular Alarms

Does anyone have experience with boat burgular alarms?

I have heard of a strain gauge based alarm that sounds when someone
steps on deck space, presumtiously at the companion way entrance.
I don't know who make it or its exact cost , but have heard it is
4 or 5 hundred dollars.

Any information, or other suggestions for a burgular alarm would be appreciated.


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Old 01-12-2010, 04:50 AM
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This is indirect experience to be sure, but Slocum spread tacks on his deck when he needed to sleep below in the Tierra del Fuego region. The barefoot locals didn't appreciate this prickly attitude and sounded their own vocal alarms while stepping on the tacks...


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