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Old 17-08-2020, 13:53   #1
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TALOS Giveaway - EXTENDED TO SEPT. 7, 2020!

At Cruisers Forum we are pleased to offer members the occasional Vendor Giveaway Prize, which we hope will help our members learn about the sponsors who support our community. Our goal is to create ways for members to engage with our sponsors, earning a chance to win a prize donated by the sponsor. We hope to provide sponsors with a unique opportunity to embrace our laser focused audience and to provide our amazing members with an easy way to win some free gear!

A special thanks to TALOS for
providing the prizes for our August Giveaway
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Two lucky winners will each win a (1) TALOS Lightning detector
(Model No: SFD-1000G) with a value of $139.00


Safety isn't an option, it's essential. Thunder can only be heard from 10 miles away, but lightning can strike from 25 miles away, seeming like a bolt from the blue. TALOS signals the distance of lightning using a series of beeps and color codes to keep boaters safe. Win one of two FREE lightning devices and stay aware of dangerous lightning in the area. Don’t be caught by a bolt from the blue!

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An industry first, the TALOS Lightning Detector is leading the way with cutting edge technology designed to enhance outdoor safety providing situational awareness to prepare your vessel from expensive lightning strikes. With the brightest LEDs and the loudest audible alarms for any lightning detection device, the unit is easily seen & heard from a significant distance. Featuring the same technology used in expensive weather stations but packaged in a low cost consumer/marine package, the device provides real time alerts signaling the distance of approaching/departing lightning. Take TALOS with you wherever you go! Designed with the flexibility to be mounted on a bulkhead then easily slide out of its base and put on your dinghy/tender for on the go convenience. See all available products at: ShopTalos.com

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HOW TO ENTER

  1. Visit the site: ShopTalos.com and learn about the Talos Lightning Detector.
  2. Post single post in this thread/discussion and include a note about your personal experience with lightening and/or how the TALOS Lightning Detector might be helpful to you.
  3. That's all you have to do but you must not forget to include the note!
Good luck and thank you for playing!



More Rules and Info:
  1. Any member of Cruisers Forum may enter.
  2. Members can only post once in the contest thread.
  3. Members who have made a mistake may hit the red triangle to report the post and alert the moderators.
  4. Members must post a brief note about the detector, how it might be used or about their personal lightening experience.
  5. On the last day of the contest we will close the thread and randomly pick a post (or posts) in the thread, that will be the winner. We will use Random.org to choose a number between 2 and the last entry number (seeing the first post is the announcement). Whatever number is selected equates to the post number that wins.
  6. No purchase is required to enter.
  7. We will announce the winner at the end of the thread and close it again.
  8. Members who break the rules will be disqualified!

This contest has been EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 7, 2020!
Winners will be chosen at random at the end of the giveaway.

If you have a question about how to enter or have trouble with your entry post please contact a moderator but don't post to this thread.

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Old 18-08-2020, 18:20   #2
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re: TALOS Giveaway - EXTENDED TO SEPT. 7, 2020!

This is great timing. Our last crossing from the bahamas we had lightning flashing on all sides of us. My wife was not impressed
None of it was close to us, and I would have a lot more luck convincing her with your product.
Thanks for the opportunity.
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Old 18-08-2020, 18:36   #3
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Always safety first...
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Old 18-08-2020, 19:21   #4
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Beautiful!!!
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Old 19-08-2020, 08:49   #5
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Very interesting piece of safety equipment!

I've been lucky enough to never have met lightening up close and personal on my boat, but as we're headed off on a circumnavigation in a few years (thanks COVID!), I think this would be a very smart tool to have an board.
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Old 19-08-2020, 09:14   #6
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This looks like a great product and it would be a valuable addition to my boat here on the west coast of Florida. I woke up to a thunderstorm this morning and there are more forecast for this afternoon.
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re: TALOS Giveaway - EXTENDED TO SEPT. 7, 2020!

WOW, this is a piece of equipment that could be very useful on my boat. The admiral is very concerned about lightening strikes and thus if there are any clouds nearby then we don't go out. I would love one of these to ease her anxiety.
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Old 20-08-2020, 06:46   #8
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re: TALOS Giveaway - EXTENDED TO SEPT. 7, 2020!

we took a nearby hit on our way from Marquesas to Hawaii - EMP wiped out all our electronics

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This would be very helpful giving time to prepare for a strike. I have been struck once and it was costly and unnerving.
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re: TALOS Giveaway - EXTENDED TO SEPT. 7, 2020!

Looks like an interesting product, one that would come in handy here on the Chesapeake Bay where afternoon lightening storms can whip up in a hurry and with it comes fierce winds as well as the danger of lightening. It would be nice to have a bit more warning! We've been lucky so far, but have seen lightening hit the water close enough to see the water glow red for a few seconds!

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Old 24-08-2020, 15:43   #11
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re: TALOS Giveaway - EXTENDED TO SEPT. 7, 2020!

Have already been hit by lightning once. Nice option for safety gear.
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Looks neat! Iíd love to try one
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With the way the Great Lakes can spin up storms , that would be great thing to have - i sat watching lightning out over the lake the other morning and was wondering ' how far away is that really?'
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We do get many heavy lightening/thunderstorms and would be interesting to have this detector onboard.
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Two notable occasions - first at the marina in Fort Pierce, went through a T-storm, and afterwards found a palm tree a block away had been struck by lightning; second when crossing to The Bahamas had unforecast storms come up, and spent the crossing dodging localized cells. A lightning detector would have been extremely useful then!
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