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Old 02-19-2015, 07:18 PM
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I posted here some advice for monitoring my boat, I got great responses and probably will just end up with the siren marine system. I was wondering though, who here has a bilge alarm that text and emails you here? Or a video system, is this common?

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I just finalized with Dan at siren today. Monitor AC DC voltage bilge hi water geo fence and location engine room temp. I will also be able to turn on my freezer boxes and cabin AC from my phone
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termite, who is installing this? did you go with their modules, I am also in nj and am considering doing the work myself
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It will get installed at the carolina classic factory during my build. I forgot to mention that it will also have the cabin door alarmed. Dan is a great guy and should be able to help you out. Just tell him Tom that is having the 35 carolina built sent you
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yeah I saw your "being built" under your name and figured after I posted. seems like a really simple install, did you do a back up battery also?
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I don't think he spec out a backup. I will be hooked to shore power so don't think I will need it
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so will I but was considering it incase the marina lost power, I am down on the mantoloking river
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If you loose power it will tell you and then you can deal with it. My boat batteries will be way bigger than the backup. I am just south of you in seaside park
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duh that makes sense!
Old 02-20-2015, 07:14 PM
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Johnson high water bilge alarm in all my boats, but they are not slip stored. You can silence it if it goes off so it does not deafen you while you assess the situation.

http://www.jamestowndistributors.com...t.do?pid=17416
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I have the Siren Marine units and it has saved me and the boats numerous times.

It's a must have for me.
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ethan did you receive a text for high water? would like to know the details, I am surprised more people dont have remote monitoring
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I have a Siren Marine system also. Mine is set up so that it will send a text when the center bilge pump turns on for more than 10 seconds. It is also connected to the high water alarm sensor (which is higher than the float switch for the bilge pump) and would send a second message if that were triggered.

The Siren unit has its own internal backup battery that is good for about 36-48 hours. The unit is connected to the house battery and normally runs off 12V. If the house battery started to go dead, it would send a low voltage alarm but keep running even if the house battery were completely dead.

It also sends a message if shorepower is lost (let's say there was a power failure at your marina) and the onboard battery charger is thus not working so I would know long before the house battery died that it was not getting charged any more. In my case I have another way of knowing there is a power failure affecting the 110V shorepower. I leave my engine block heaters turned on and the Siren monitors the temperature. If the block temperatures started to go down, it would send a message with a "Low temperature alert."
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did any of you guys install your systems your self?
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Originally Posted by dimag333 View Post
did any of you guys install your systems your self?
Yes, I did the install myself. It is easy to do if you have basic wiring skills and the things you want to monitor are accessible. Basically you are just mounting the unit, hooking up an unswitched 12V supply, and connecting sensor wires to a terminal strip. Some things could get a bit more complicated such as if you wanted to control a relay to turn on a high current DC or 110V AC system on the boat. But the basic alarm system for bilge and shorepower is not at all hard to do yourself.
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I have one rule and one something else. But, they are about the easiest diy project you could do. All you need is a float switch, some wire, and a 12v siren. That's all there is to it.

Now if you want that siren tied into a security system that monitors fire and theft via cellular comm, you gotta spend some coin.

But a high water alarm is dirt easy to install. And it can save your life.....
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Yes, I did the install myself. It is easy to do if you have basic wiring skills and the things you want to monitor are accessible. Basically you are just mounting the unit, hooking up an unswitched 12V supply, and connecting sensor wires to a terminal strip. Some things could get a bit more complicated such as if you wanted to control a relay to turn on a high current DC or 110V AC system on the boat. But the basic alarm system for bilge and shorepower is not at all hard to do yourself.
Agree with Nomans.

See my post here http://www.thehulltruth.com/marine-e...ng-system.html

Great system, with even more potential.

But still waiting for the long-promised Android app.

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thanks guys, yeah I am looking for just a high water alarm, maybe 2, one for by each bilge pump. It takes me about 1/2 hour to get to the boat, so I figure it is a slow leak or rain is pouring in somewhere I can get to it, if a thru hull fitting burst, I might be f'd either way!

Think I am going to close them after every trip
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Siren paid for itself again last night.

It text me last night at 9:30 to let me know the shore power went down.
Went to the marina and found a bad breaker on the shore hub. Swapped over, fired up the deicer, engine & cabin heat. All is good.
Old 02-22-2015, 06:06 AM
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ok I guess I just need to make sure I have a spare breaker and thats it, seems pretty simple, how low did you guys mount your bilge monitor in relation to your pump

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