Boat Whistle On Easy Release Lanyard
Category: Whistle, lanyard, tether, safety, break away, sailboat
Problem: One of the requirements for safety is that there be a auditory signaling device such as a whistle or horn in your small boat. I like to keep things in my boat as opposed to on my person. When I tried to store the whistle on the cleat inside the cockpit, it would invariably fall into whatever water or debris there happened to be in the bottom of the cockpit. So I wanted my signaling device to be kept out of the water, yet have a long enough lanyard that I could reach for it and bring it up to my mouth to blow it, and should I be wanting to take the whistle with me, to have it easily be detached.
Action: I did a number of things. First, I put a lanyard on that was about 2 ½ feet long, but then I crocheted it so that it came to be about 9 inches long. Further, since I want it to break away if I wanted to move away from the cockpit, I made a Velcro clasp. Then since I had it to be able to be easily installed at one end of the break away section, I installed a small carabiner.
Result: It works great!
When idea was conceived: Spring, 2014
How much time it took to develop: half hour
How much money it took to develop: $3.00
Current status: Available for use
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