Originally Posted by WolfgangSeaLife
that warns me of anybody approaching the boat.
I haven't done the exact math, but just looking at the sheer number of cruisers / boaters out there, and the number of reports, chances are good nothing will happen unless you're going to visit some "known problem" areas.
So you'd basically get an alarm
every time a dinghy
or other boat comes close, or even when a bigger bird flies by to have a look at your boat.
Personally, I'm a big fan of a security hatch
: it keeps people out of your boat while letting air in, it doesn't give any false alarms and other cruisers are left in peace
A friend of mine, who was cruising a couple of years ago, told me used his top railing wire as an electric
fence - and the only ones that used to grab it were either himself after a couple of drinks, or unsuspecting cruisers who dinghied by ....