Boating can be a fun way to enjoy your summer day, but it’s important to stay safe while enjoying the water.
Any boat can be struck by lightning but certain boats have a higher chance than others. Lightning is more likely to go for the tallest thing in the water, so a sailboat with its larger mast height typically gets struck more. According to BoatUS Marine Insurance, power boats and pontoons are struck by lightning, but their odds are well below average.
Whenever you spot one of these you need to seek shelter immediately. Lighting will strike in the same place twice especially if the object is tall and isolated like a sailboat mast.
For formal training of boat safety you may want to consider taking a boater safety class. Some states require taking a boater safety class. Most boating classes only take a day or two to complete and have a range of prices. These classes can further the knowledge you have of the safety of your vessel and for everyone on board.
Most importantly make sure that you use your common sense when you’re out on the water!
Many states have their own regulations on boating safety. To find these regulations please go to NSALBA website. These regulations can change at any time and should be verified with the Boating Law Administration.
Remember lightning can strike at any moment. Stay aware before lightning approaches with TALOS®️ Lightning Detector.
|TALOS®️ Advanced Features||Other Lightning Detectors|
|8 LEDS – The Brightest Lightning Detection Device on the Market||Contains 1 LED|
|The Loudest Device – Audible in Noisy Environments||May be Difficult to Hear in Noisy Environments|
|Continual Flashing & Beeping|
(up to 15 Minutes, or Danger is over 25 mi)
|Lower Frequency of Alerts|
|Waterproof – Built to Weather the Storm||NOT Waterproof|
|Designed for Outdoor and Indoor Use||Indoor Use Only|
|Stand Alone Device – Works w/out Data Connection||Phones Need Data Connection|
|Permanent Mounting and Detachable Compatibility||No Permanent Mounting|
|Automatic Brightness Control||No Automatic Brightening or Dimming|
|Auto Sleep Functionality||Manual Shut Off|
|1-Year Battery Life|
*(Based on Nat’l Avgs)
|40-80 Hours of Battery Life|
|Instant, Real Time Lightning Detection Alerts||Alerts May Be Delayed or Missed|
|Quick & Easy Start Up||Requires Some Start Up Tutorial|
|False Signal Rejection Technology||More False Positives Detected|
Be aware of lightning while boating! TALOS® provides the alerts that you need to stay safe on the water. Add our cost-effective lightning detector to your safety kit today!