Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Boat Solution Number 539 Remote Controlled Heating
We may just have cracked it. After talking about it for a year or two, and researching what is available, and fathoming the wiring, it is finally installed and working.
We can now text the boat and command the central heating to turn on, or turn off and we can interrogate the inside temperature too. The system also has "inputs" to it so that if the heating is turned on by, say, the frost thermostat, we will receive a text alert then. There are a few other things too.
For those interested it is called EZTEXT. It is manufactured and sold by RF Solutions and also sold by Maplins and others.
The main benefit, apart from the sheer fun of it, oh and showing off in the pub, is that we can arrive to a cosy boat and lots of hot water.
If anyone wants to know more - I am happy to supply diagrams and so on.
We are though rather troubled by the name EZTEXT. Why can't it be called Donald or Rupert or Daphne? Something that trips of the tongue a little easier and sounds friendly would be so much better.
We will think of something I'm sure. Coming up next is boat solution number 540. Seating.