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Old 02-24-2019, 03:43 PM
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Default Heart Pacemakers and boating.

After having my heart stopping several times over the past weekend, I am now the reciepient of a Azure XT DR MRI, model W1 DRO1 Pacemaker. One of the Do’s and Don’ts is to avoid boat and trolling motors. The instructions advise that I stay at least 12” away from these motors which I don’t think will be a problem.

Are there any Pacemaker users here that have ever had problems operating or working on outboards or trolling motors?

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Old 02-24-2019, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by VesselCalling View Post
After having my heart stopping several times over the past weekend, I am now the reciepient of a Azure XT DR MRI, model W1 DRO1 Pacemaker. One of the Do’s and Don’ts is to avoid boat and trolling motors. The instructions advise that I stay at least 12” away from these motors which I don’t think will be a problem.

Are there any Pacemaker users here that have ever had problems operating or working on outboards or trolling motors?

Thanks
I am guessing because of stator/regulator? Or what has magnets?
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Wow that sucks...were you watching the curse of Oak Island and got excited by the narrator's questioning tone causing you to vapor lock?
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Had mine for 9 years and nothing has affected it so far. As far as boating I was told not to lay on the engine while it was running. 99% of the people with pacemakers will go through airport screening checks the wrong way. You should go through the metal detector and if it bleeps you should show them your card with the info on your pacemaker. They should wand you and avoid the heart area. Instead, many people start off showing the card and then the security agent wands you all around your heart area. The only big negative that I have experienced due to having a pacemaker is not being able to have MRIs. Good luck with yours.
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Jimco x2. Have had mine for 3 years, no issues with the motors at all - I have twin Verado 300's. Also, I fly quite often and he's right on with that, fwiw. Somewhat of a PITA but beats the alternative, right?
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Thanks for info. FWIW, new model Pacemakers are MRI friendly. Now, I guess I need to watch The Curse is Oak Island to see what I’m missing.
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its all because of the magnets in the motor!
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
its all because of the magnets in the motor!
yes but are they in the stator or regulator or both or somewhere else?
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
yes but are they in the stator or regulator or both or somewhere else?
for an outboard they are in the stator! really doesn't matter, if you putting your chest closer to 12 inches while running, your going to have more problems than the pacemaker!
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If a trolling motor might be a problem, what do they say about having a 700hp TESLA motor a couple feet away??
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
for an outboard they are in the stator! really doesn't matter, if you putting your chest closer to 12 inches while running, your going to have more problems than the pacemaker!
thank you
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I've had a PM for about 24 years now. Never had a problem around motors. Electric leak in pool a different story. I just try not to get close to strong fields.

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