Did you ever wish the boat in front of you had a set of brake lights? It may sound silly, but actually, I’ve had this experience several times.
So I wonder if this is a good idea or not. The trouble, as I see it, is that an intermittent amber light at the stern has no universally understood meaning. Or if it does, I’m not aware of it. Any thoughts from our talented readers?
On with the press release!
Waterways can be dangerous, especially when cruising around other boats that can suddenly decelerate without warning, possibly leading to a damaging collision. Creating a safer recreational environment, Powersport Innovations introduces the Safety Alert System for outboard motors. An amber LED light mounted on the outboard motor alerts other boaters that the craft is decelerating.
Helping to avoid injuries, costly repairs and downtime due to an accident, the patented Safety Alert System features a microprocessor-controlled G force sensor. As a boat decelerates, this module provides power to the LED to alert surrounding boaters to take timely corrective action.
“The Safety Alert System helps make boating safer and in the end more fun,” said Powersport Innovations CEO Paul Grzebielucha. “There’s no better cause for our company to be associated with than helping increase safety on the water.”
Completely water- and vibration-proof, the Safety Alert System is designed to withstand harsh marine conditions. With an extremely low voltage draw of only 170 milliamps, boaters won’t have to worry about battery drain. It comes with all necessary wiring.
The kit includes a high-intensity LED that mounts on the dash, lighting up simultaneously when the outboard motor LED is lit. Further increasing safety, this system doubles as a flashing distress signal, alerting others when boaters are in need of assistance. The Safety Alert System for outboard motors is also imperative when night time cruising or docking.
The Safety Alert System comes with a three-year unconditional replacement warranty. This patented system is available as an OEM or aftermarket retail product and has a suggested retail price of $238.95.