FOG SIGNAL TIMERS
AUTOMATICALLY SOUNDS THE BOAT’S HORN
The FOG SIGNAL TIMER is pre-set to sound your boat’s horn at the prescribed intervals required by the USCG in COMDTINST, M16672.2, Page 119, Inland Sound and Light Signals, Rule 35. The three most commonly used low visibility codes are pre-programmed into the BG-3 so that the pilot can focus his full attention on handling the boat and its tow
COMPLIES FULLY WITH RULE 35
During restricted visibility, whether you are layed to or proceeding cautiously, you are required bylaw to sound your horn at prescribed intervals. With the FOG SIGNAL TIMER, you can legally and SAFELY lay to or proceed with caution. The FOG SIGNAL TIMER eliminates the manual operation of the horn providing your crew, equipment and cargo with an extra margin of safety.
EASY TO INSTALL
The FOG SIGNAL TIMER is contained in a rugged, yet attractive, self-contained unit. The universal swivel bracket allows for easy mounting on the console, bulkhead or overhead. A 3/8” NPT 120 VAC air solenoid is supplied along with easy-to-follow instructions. When properly installed, the FOG SIGNAL TIMER will not interfere with the normal operation of the boat’s air horn.
Reprinted from: COMDTINST, M16672.2, Inland Sound and Light Signals RULE 35
Sound Signals in Restricted Visibility
In or near an area of restricted visibility, whether day or night, the signals prescribed in this rule shall be used as follows:
1. A power-driven vessel making way through the water shall sound, at regular intervals of not more than two minutes, one prolonged blast.
2. A power-driven vessel underway, but stopped and making no way through the water shall sound, at intervals of not more than two minutes, two prolonged blasts in succession with an interval of about two seconds between them.
3. A vessel not under command; a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver, whether underway or at anchor; a sailing vessel; a vessel engaged in fishing, whether underway or at anchor; and a vessel engaged in towing or pushing another vessel shall, instead of the signals prescribed in paragraphs one or two of this Rule, sound at intervals of not more than two minutes, three blasts in succession; namely one long blast followed by two short blasts.