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Does anybody in sailing use a panic button/alarm for crew/skipper waking. A simple button in the cockpit to call for emergency assistance?
Just wake up the crew / skipper. They are not that far away.
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Re: Tips on Watch Standing

yeah, I did think that a loud shout might suffice, but only after posting my random thought above. In kayaking we wear whistles for this purpose, I'v also learned to make a rather loud and distinctive whooping noise that I also use....
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A simple button? What about the "audible noisemaking device" or whatever the safety regulations call for anyhow? Sometimes called the HORN?
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lol.... forgot about that..... I'm only a wannabe, with dreams of getting out in the next couple of years....
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A simple button? What about the "audible noisemaking device" or whatever the safety regulations call for anyhow? Sometimes called the HORN?
Or maybe the whistle on your pfd. Except mine is inside the inflatable.

I am just as happy when the crew nudges me awake when there is a ship on the horizon.

BTW - most of my crew use ear plugs as do I. But I will wake up to unusual sounds or motions.
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Does anybody in sailing use a panic button/alarm for crew/skipper waking. A simple button in the cockpit to call for emergency assistance?

I keep an air horn just inside the companionway, it can be used this way, but man, oh man I don't want to be woken up this rudely...
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Re: Tips on Watch Standing

anyone needing or thinking they need to awaken someone for watch with a horn can swim the next leg.

calling the name of the next watch person should well be enough for getting them onto deck. anyone sleeping sleep of the dead needs to be elsewhere......might need to touch their shoulder but there is no way in hell anyone is gonna sound a horn at end of watch and remain on my boat. thankyou.
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anyone needing or thinking they need to awaken someone for watch with a horn can swim the next leg.
Agreed. Also, I believe the long-standing customary waking for someone who overslept their turn at the watch is a bucket of cold seawater.

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Re: Tips on Watch Standing

And then again, West Marine is now carrying the marine grade LifeAlert. You know, the one from TV "I've fallen down and I can't get up!"

In case the off watch doesn't get up on time, so you don't perish while stranded on the cockpit floor. (G)
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i think cold sea water is gonna be quite hard to find here....lol is 85F already, and i wont waste good sea water on a sluggabed....i kinda like my cushion covers, so far....so far i have not had anyone oversleep a watch.
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