MOB system?

rogerthebodger

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https://www.thetileapp.com/?utm_source=AdWords&utm_medium=CPC&gclid=CM7Vzvzxw8YCFWKJ2wodqKEEgg

Has anyone considered using one of these for MOB purposes, it records where the tile was last visible to the phone, Someone clever with writing Apps could surely turn a smart phone into a very useful way of detecting an MOB situation.

I don't think this works in the way that all MOB systems work by monitoring the tag all the time and when the tag signal is lost an alarm is given with position when signal is lost.

Have a look at AngusMcDoon crew watcher on his web site. I purchased his system and installed it and it works great, I just need to connect it to my OpenCPN computer system.
 

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We do that anyway at night and in bad weather. Better to be safe than sorry. I also prefer to service all my own kit then I know its done correctly but our safety authority will not allow you to service your own kit even when the the owner is a competent person. Our annual inspection is done by a retired airline pilot and I and a degreeded retired charted engineer. We have an agreement I wont tell him how to fly a 747 and he wont tell me have to design and build boats.
 

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It would be interesting to know how often a MOB occurs without being noticed. I can imagine at night if you subscribe to a one person watch then it is a distinct risk but other than that I would have thought the risk is reasonably small. Obviously far more critical is knowing where to find them, which AIS fobs do well.
 

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It would be interesting to know how often a MOB occurs without being noticed. I can imagine at night if you subscribe to a one person watch then it is a distinct risk but other than that I would have thought the risk is reasonably small. Obviously far more critical is knowing where to find them, which AIS fobs do well.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...leeping-couple-sailed-coast-South-Africa.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...llen-overboard-on-yacht-off-South-Africa.html

Very sad
 
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rogerthebodger

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Yes I have one and it works great. Even on my steel boat with the base station inside wheelhouse, I don't get false alarms you must be more than 20m away for the alarm to sound but the signal will in fact be lost as soon as you hit the water.

Just need a way to connect the switch output to OpenCPN. Its already connected to my old simrad plotter.

These are the crew tags in a rack

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And the base unit

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