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Ladder Down Alarm

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself Projects' started by Kahlua0517, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. joecfd1

    joecfd1 Active Member

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    I did this the other day using the CPI stainless switch above and a blinking led light from Del City... works outstanding
     
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    look at the web site for intelliboat
     
  3. Paradise bound

    Paradise bound Active Member

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    I went to Intelliboats website Great idea , but not sure if they are still in business unable to order online and looks like website hasn't been updated since 2016
     
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    I received a call from the owner of Intelliboats super nice guy ! This is a little side business he runs . He was having some issues with his website, it is supposed to be fixed now . I went ahead and ordered a unit from him and received it the other day. I have to say I impressed. I have yet to install it but it appears to be a very simple installation.
     
  5. Big Mac

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    Hi
    Did you ever make this accessory? How did it work out? I would love to have one. The kids constantly leave the ladder in the down position. Please let me know if I can buy one from you.
    Thank you.
     
  6. Richard Foisy

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    When we were shopping for a pontoon Premier offered an auto flip ladder called ricochet which we would have taken as an option if we had bought one. .on our Bennington I rigged a bungee that when the ladder was down it would over centre and the ladder stays down. If you forget it down the water force pushes the ladder back and it goes past centre so the ladder flips horizontal from the tension of the bungee. It doesn’t come right up but its out of the water. This spring If I remember I will take some pics. I have to say I really like how sturdy the Bennington ladder it and it curves rearward instead of straight down.

    Here is a YouTube for the Ricochet

     
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    Michiman Well-Known Member

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    Always thinking, huh Richard? :)
     
  8. Richard Foisy

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    I always say ,I spent my whole life while farming “making or changing things to make my life easier “. One of our German worker/friends once told me “innovation is inspired by laziness “. I guess that was a compliment!
     
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    I did not know that a farmer ever retired. I thought they just started telling their kids how they always used to do it.:)
     
  10. Big Mac

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    Richard,
    That Richocet ladder is brilliant! I wish we could get one for our Bennington's.
    Please take a picture of your bungee cord solution in the spring. I would love to try it with my boat.
    Thank you,
    Bob
     
  11. FloatingPoint

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    You could use a mercury tilt switch that activates a buzzer when the ignition is on. These are the type switches used to turn the light on when the hood of your vehicle is raised.
     
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