Easy installationSmartBoat One
Before mounting the water level module and the mounting bracket, please locate an appropriate position in the boat. SmartBoat One is usually placed in the middle or back of the boat. For the best GPS and 4G radio communication, the unit should be placed as high as possible, and on a surface with the fewest possible metal components or materials obstructing radio signals. For steel and aluminium boats, the main unit must be mounted on an outer surface.
The water level module should be placed on a vertical surface near the bilge pump. The bulkhead will often be a good mounting surface. For motor boats, the bulkhead in front of the motor and batteries should be a suitable placement. For sailboats, a good placement would be in the middle of the boat, close to the SmartBoat One device and boat batteries. Mount the unit as high as possible.If the distance between the main unit and the water level module is more than 1,5m, or if the distance to the batteries is more than 2m, we recommend an extension cable. These are available at sensarmarine.com or your local dealer.
When you have found a suitable position in the boat, you can start the installation.
Mounting with screws: When using screws to connect the water level module, be careful not to penetrate the hull. Using screws in fiberglass requires pre-drilled holes. The included screws are Phillips Pan Head No.6 (stainless steel) 3,5mm x 13mm. Recommended size for the pre-drilled hole is 2.946mm
Mounting with tape: The included tape has great adhesion. It will be hard to remove when attached to a surface. Clean the surface with the included cleaning wipes, or use another alcohol based cleaner. The tape can withstand down to 5°C when mounting. It will obtain full adhesion after 24 hours.When using tape, press and hold for 30 seconds.
Mounting with screws is the strongest way to fasten the components. If you want to avoid using screws, but want a stronger adhesive than tape, Tec7 or equivalent is a good option.
Make sure the boat is moored securely, the engine turned off and the boat is not connected to electricity while you are installing SmartBoat One. Working near a lead battery can be dangerous, as lead batteries can generate explosive gasses. Avoid sparks or flames near a battery, and make sure you have sufficient ventilation surrounding the battery.
Use eye protective gear, and avoid eye contact while working near batteries. Wash hands when finished. If skin or clothes come into contact with battery acid, wash immediately with soap and water. If you get acid in your eyes, wash with cold water for at least 15 minutes, and contact medical assistance immediately. Be careful when using metal tools around batteries. Dropping metal tools on a battery can create a short circuit, and possibly explosion or fire. Remove any personal elements like rings, bracelets, necklaces, watches or similar accessories when working with batteries. Batteries can generate a short circuit current strong enough to melt rings etc, thereby causing severe burns. Please mount cables to avoid wear and tear, to prevent short circuits or sparks on broken cables. Make sure the battery terminals are clean and the contacts are tightly fastened.
The SmartBoat One unit should only be opened by authorized personnel. The opening of the unit by unauthorized personnel will void the warranty. In the unlikely event of a fire in the SmartBoat One unit, toxic gasses can be emitted. Should this occur, ventilate the area properly. A fire inside the unit will not spread further.
Double sided tape
Water level module
(ID and connection code)