Originally Posted by chuckt
I have an old wooden boat and a remote bilge monitor
system would give me some peace of mind. I thought about a remote camera
that would also allow me to see what's going on but they all seem to require special access to the marina's router which I doubt the marina would care to give me. So, maybe one of the bilge water
level systems? Any recommendations? wifi
or cellular reporting better?
Do you have an N2K network?
If so, one of the many ways to do this, but a very robust (if costly) way, would be to use the Maretron SIM100 switch indicator module, connected to a good float switch (like the Ultra Junior, what I use), or Maretron's own bilge high water switch (BHW100). Then put a Maretron SMS100 on the network and Bob's your uncle.
The SIM100 will take six different inputs, so you could design the system creatively. For example, you could activate one indicator every time your bilge pump
runs, then a separate one for high water.
There are various freestanding SMS boat monitor systems on the market, perhaps cheaper than the expensive but high quality Maretron gear