Please select your home edition
Edition
Bakewell-White Yacht Design

In time for Summer- Mercury Moving Propeller Alert

by Mercury on 29 Nov 2011
Moving Prop Alert 1 Mercury Marine
If you take your boat anywhere there are swimmers or tow sport activities, then you should consider Mercury’s Moving Propeller Alert.

This high visibility safety system helps swimmers to know when an engine is running and when the propeller is in motion.

On some boats the drive unit is not always visible from the water, and with modern engines getting so much quieter when they idle, it’s not always obvious an engine is running.

The Moving Propeller Alert’s moving lights indicate the propeller is rotating and people should stay away from the transom area.

The device, which has six LEDs, is activated when the engine is started. The lights flash at startup and remain on while the engine is in neutral. When the engine is shifted into gear – forward or reverse – the LEDs flash in a rotation similar to the way a propeller rotates, signaling to anyone in the water the propeller is turning.

The Moving Propeller Alert features special optics which allow it to be seen through an arc of almost 180 degrees. A sensor dims the device at night to ensure it’s not mistaken for a navigation light.



Because it works via the SmartCraft network, Mercury’s Moving Propeller Alert can be fitted to any boat rigged with a SmartCraft-compatible engine.

Mercury’s Moving Propeller Alert increases safety for you, your passengers and everyone else who enjoys being out on the water.

The MP Alert is an excellent addition to:
• Sterndrive and inboard boats with or without swim platforms
• Zeus- and Axius-powered boats
• Tow-sport boats
• Houseboats and Pontoons
• Any boats used around swimmers

More at www.mercurymarine.com.au

Protector - 660 x 82Bakewell-White Yacht DesignPredictWind.com 2014

Related Articles

New Xperformance - Optimising the cruiser/racer range from X-Yachts
X-Yachts have built a wide range of 'Cruiser/Racers' as well as dedicated racing yachts which have won many Intl titles Since the company was founded back in 1979, X-Yachts have built a wide range of 'Cruiser/Racers' as well as dedicated racing yachts which have won many famous International titles, and of course One Design Class yachts such as X-79 and X-99
Posted on 14 Feb
World Sailing unites Kiteboarding governing bodies
World Sailing has today signed a landmark agreement with the IKA and the GKA to unite the kiteboarding community World Sailing has today signed a landmark agreement with the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and the Global Kitesports Association (GKA) to unite the kiteboarding community and provide clarity of kiteboarding's governance structure.
Posted on 13 Feb
Protectors make big splash in Australia
The Rayglass Protector range is now proving increasingly popular in Australia. The Rayglass Protector range is now proving increasingly popular in Australia. Rayglass CEO Dave Larsen says the substantial increase in Australian sales has been driven largely by the Protector’s reputation for the highest quality. The buyers were all looking for a high end RIB that could travel a fair way offshore quickly, safely and with a high degree of comfort for those on board.
Posted on 9 Feb
On board interview with Lisa Blair - solo Antartica circumnavigation
So far, Lisa is tracking very well in her attempt to become the first woman to sail solo around Antartica. So far, Lisa is tracking very well in her attempt to become the first woman to sail solo around Antartica. After the setbacks of a delayed departure due to gremlins in the electronics, we are delighted to have these answers from her on board. She is well and enjoying her time. Climate Action Now, her Hick 50, left Albany in Western Australia on January 22, 2017.
Posted on 8 Feb
A Q&A with Ed Furry about Sail22 and regatta support
I talked with Ed Furry to learn more about Sail22, the sailing concierge business that he runs with his wife, Becky. I first crossed tacks with Ed Furry at the 2008 Antigua Race Week, and it was instantly obvious that the guy loves sailing, sailing culture and the opportunity to help his fellow sailors become faster. So, I wasn’t surprised to start seeing him at a variety of regattas and industry events with his Sail22 sailing concierge business. I caught up with him at the 2016 J/70 Worlds to learn more.
Posted on 6 Feb
Southern Spars - world beaters in 40-foot performance masts +Video
Southern Spars builds world beating masts for yachts from 11-foot foiling moths to 280-foot superyachts Southern Spars builds world beating masts for yachts from 11-foot foiling moths to 280-foot superyachts and everything in between. Southern Spars passion, technology, design and performance give you the results.
Posted on 6 Feb
The price of legacy
Malcolm Page OAM, two-time Olympic Gold Medallist, became the Chief of Olympic Sailing for the USA on January 1 Malcolm Page OAM, two-time Olympic Gold Medallist (470) with Nathan Wilmot in 2008 and Mat Belcher in 2012, became the Chief of Olympic Sailing for the USA on January 1 this year. In and of itself it is hardly the freshest news, and well and truly yesterday’s fish wrapper. It was also a wise choice on behalf of Team USA, for he has succeeded in both the physical and commercial arms of our sport.
Posted on 5 Feb
Superyacht Challenge Antigua – Tactical battle on the south side
The second race of the regatta was about 12 miles, along the stunning South Coast of Antigua. The second race of the regatta was about 12 miles, along the stunning South Coast of Antigua.
Posted on 5 Feb
Superyacht Challenge Antigua – Spectacular opener
With solid trade winds piping up to twenty knots, the south coast of Antigua delivered a memorable day of racing. With solid trade winds piping up to twenty knots and a three metre sea state, the south coast of Antigua delivered a memorable day of racing, for the first day.
Posted on 4 Feb
Superyacht Challenge Antigua – High spirits and fair winds
Held at the Boom Bar and Restaurant in the grounds of the Gunpowder House, the magnificent fleet was in view Held at the Boom Bar and Restaurant in the grounds of the Gunpowder House, the magnificent fleet was in view as the party started with sundowners around the pool. Paul Deeth welcomed all of the guests to the party and the atmosphere was laid back but buzzing with excitement.
Posted on 3 Feb