National Safe Boating Week is a good time to remind boaters about important safety gear like an engine cut-off device, but these devices should be used all year long. Most boats come with a lanyard that is attached to the boat, but boaters sometimes choose not to use it because it physically ties them to standing in front of the helm and restricts movement. However, an engine cut-off device is important because it stops the engine and propeller from moving in the event a person ends up in the water unexpectedly.
This is where a wireless engine cut-off device can be beneficial. Canduit Marine Products, makers of Autotether, have eliminated the need for a wired lanyard and cord with their wireless engine cut-off and man overboard alert system. This allows for freedom of movement on the boat and the safety feature can be used by everyone on board, not just the operator. Anyone wearing the wireless device who falls overboard will trigger an immediate stop of the boat’s engine and propellers and an alarm will sound.
While there are other wireless devices on the market that do the same thing, our friends at Autotether have provided a special Coupon Code (STFoundation) that will give you a 10% discount on the purchase of their Wireless Engine Cut-Off Device. In return, Autotether will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Sea Tow Foundation to help promote other boating safety initiatives.
You can shop for your Autotether Wireless Engine Cut-off Device at https://autotether.com/products/autotether-marine/ and know that you and your passengers will be safe this boating season and year round!