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Old 10-10-2020, 05:35 AM
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Default Fell mob kill switch purchase ?

After nearly going over and being out alone, I would like to install a wireless kill switch. From what I can research it seems the Fell Wireless Mob would be a good choice. However it is currently “not available” at West Marine, Bass Pro Shop, Tackle Direct, etc... It can be bought on line at some random no name places. Any idea what is going with that? Or does the company or product have problems ?

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Old 10-10-2020, 05:43 AM
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Did you look in the Products and Services forum on here? https://www.thehulltruth.com/fell-marine-189/
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thanks, I did not see that. I guess I should have posted it there.
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Can't recommend it enough, it is a great product.
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Wonderful product and easy to install. My only complaint is the thing flashes fairly bright for 5 minutes after pairing. Had I known this I would have mounted it a bit differently, but not a big deal. If you have the option, but it where you can see it, but out of your direct line of site. I have a feeling inventories are related to electronics components being in short supply globally, and boat sales have been high all season (demand up). Should self correct fairly soon.

ACR has also come out with similar option that appears to have a few more features. Not endorsing it and haven't seen anything good/bad about its performance, just throwing it out there as an option. Company itself has a decent reputation. https://www.acrartex.com/products/acr-olas-guardian

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buy direct6 from fell
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Buy from Fell. They have fairly good customer support. My ONLY aggravation is that my switch cuts off the engines when I get back to my transom while wearing the fob around my neck (exposed), despite my boat being only 32’.
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Thank you I appreciate the information
Old 10-11-2020, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by MiamiJay View Post
Buy from Fell. They have fairly good customer support. My ONLY aggravation is that my switch cuts off the engines when I get back to my transom while wearing the fob around my neck (exposed), despite my boat being only 32’.
I also had this problem. I installed the external antenna and problem solved. It was all of $12.00.
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One more install note. Put it somewhere you can easily access it. Makes it easy to buy pass it should it fail, and whenever you take the boat in for service. Just dropped mine off for a timing belt yesterday and didn’t think about it until I pulled in the dealership. Because it’s easy to access, it was a 30 second job to unplug it and screw on the bypass cap so that the technician didn’t have to fool with it.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
One more install note. Put it somewhere you can easily access it. Makes it easy to buy pass it should it fail, and whenever you take the boat in for service. Just dropped mine off for a timing belt yesterday and didn’t think about it until I pulled in the dealership. Because it’s easy to access, it was a 30 second job to unplug it and screw on the bypass cap so that the technician didn’t have to fool with it.

Just a quick tip, in an emergency bypass situation I have discovered that turning the ignition key off and then on again resets the unit quickly and allows immediate restart without the 10 second hold. Then you just need to re-pair the unit to the fob when things are normal again.
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Originally Posted by C3D View Post
Just a quick tip, in an emergency bypass situation I have discovered that turning the ignition key off and then on again resets the unit quickly and allows immediate restart without the 10 second hold. Then you just need to re-pair the unit to the fob when things are normal again.
Yep. It automatically goes into bypass mode after an event that causes an engine kill. It won't do that if you press the button to disconnect it though, even though doing so results in an engine kill. Only reason I mention this, if you happen to realize you are falling over and press the fob button to kill the engine, a passenger would then have to hold the pairing button for 10 sec to bypass. If you go over and range or water submersion kills the engine, cycling the key will crank it right back up.

Not sure it it applies to all motors, but have also discovered on my Yamaha (2007 F150) that if the fob is not paired prior to turning the engine switch to the on position, it will result in a no crank situation and constant alarm (same as pulling the kill switch), and after a few seconds of trying to crank will trigger an engine alarm code on the command link display. Have to pair the MOB to the fob first. If you forget, cycling the key switch fixes the issue.
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Originally Posted by BlackDogMafia View Post
I also had this problem. I installed the external antenna and problem solved. It was all of $12.00.
i have this issue too. Where did you place the antenna? I really don’t want to drill through the top of the console just for that.
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Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
i have this issue too. Where did you place the antenna? I really don’t want to drill through the top of the console just for that.
That’s how I feel. I don’t want an antenna sticking up out of my console and shouldn’t need an extender for a 32’ boat. When I am at the transom, I am probably 10th - 12pm from the unit. Great device ... just wish the range was more reasonable. It’s cut off twice where people lost balance toward the front and fell. Think about that ... they fell because of Fell.
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I was trolling offshore alone and it cut out twice on the troll just as I was in a corner of the cockpit. It also cuts out if I go forward to mess with the anchor. 28’ Regulator. This would be a mess on a bigger boat.
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Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
i have this issue too. Where did you place the antenna? I really don’t want to drill through the top of the console just for that.
I drilled and placed it behind my windshield.
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If anyone is interested, I have a first-gen Fell MOB setup that I took out of the packaging but never installed....
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Great product - took ages for me to get one here in Australia. Not sure why Fell dont allow other countries to purchase outside of USA/Canada and Europe. Strange business model.
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Installed a fell mob this season on the dash of my 27’ center console
simple antenna screw mount on rear of the unit, under dash
Been working great
will trigger engine kill when I walk away from the dock ~50 feet from the boat
I solo ocean fish often, including trolling setup at stern while idling along

Next I’ll be installing a fell on my 15’ center console
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I just bought one online today. I think all boats should have an mob as standard equipment. I bought it from recreation outfitters. They give you a -10% off your whole order. I bought the $20 wrist band too. Comes in 4 colors. I figure red is easier to spot if you left it on a table or dropped it.
$8.95 for shipping. Back ordered and is about 1 month for shipping.

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