Boating experience with the CO-Experts alarm
I was out on a dive boat this weekend and used your CO detector to check my tank fills which had 0 ppm of CO in them. I put the detector in my duffle bag and loaded it onto the dive boat and away we went.
Well, about twenty minutes into the ride to the dive site I start to hear a chirp from my bag. I open it up and see that the detector says 70 ppm of CO. I was sitting about a yard forward of the stern. I then put it in the fresh air off the front of the boat and it went to zero. I then entered the covered pilot house and 35 ppm of CO.
I have no idea how high it was at the transom but likely very high as this boat had a swim board and rear exhaust. I think people call this effect the ‘station wagon’ effect as we were traveling about 30 mph.
When I got home I had a look on the Internet and found this. In the last decade about 500 CO poisonings and 90 deaths from the back of boats. I will now not only be checking my tanks with your monitor but also the boats themselves.
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