Which got us to thinking…how could it be used in other ways? Here are a few we’ve come up with:
- Keep your children dry.
Chances are, there have been times you’ve told your kids to stay out of the pool/water. They have on their PFDs, so you know they are safe, but it’s no fun loading the family into the “road sofa” when they’re dripping water on the floor and saturating the seats. If your little ones decide to take one last dip in the water, your smart device will alert you. What you do then is up to you. :>)
- Keep the kids nearby.
Similar to the pool/water scenario above, if your little one wanders off, you’ll know before they get too far away.
- Keep an eye on your bilge pump.
Nothing is worse than finding out you have water rising in the bilge by seeing your floorboards floating around in the cabin. A CrewWatcher beacon could be your early warning system. Secure one below to track water level. When CrewWatcher is submerged, the alarm on your smart device will let you know something is amiss. You WILL have to be aboard the boat or nearby for this use.
- Keep watch over your towed dinghy.
Unlike needing a lookout to keep track of a water skier behind the boat, there is nothing that says you have to watch your towed dinghy every minute. It’s actually pretty boring. But who tied the line securing said dinghy/RIB to the mothership? Did they do a good job? If not, and the dinghy decides to drift away, having CrewWatcher fastened to one of the seats will alert you that it’s out of range. This is handy especially if your dinghy takes a hike under cover of darkness.
- Keep your dog in close range.
Is Rover prone to disappearing to make new friends in the dog park? Fasten a CrewWatcher to his collar so when he bolts, you’ll be more likely to find him again.
If you’ve read your way through this list, and are not familiar with CrewWatcher, this link (www.crewwatcher.com) will provide more info on what it was originally developed for. We’ll keep working on additional uses, and would love it if you shared your ideas with us.