“How will we know if Ogopogo is close to us when it’s under the water?” asked Garry.
“I’m glad you asked,” said Winston with a twinkle in his eye. “I’m going to take you guys down to the lower deck so that I can show you guys something very interesting.
As soon as the boys were down the steps, they were dazzled by flashing, colorful lights and wall to wall technological instruments.
“Wow!” was all the boys could say.
“This is awesome, Winston. You’ve got electronic devices and computer monitors everywhere,” said Garry.
“Your next job, Gramps, will be to tell us what all this stuff does,” said Wally.
“That’s exactly what I was going to do next,” said Winston seating himself in a chair beside the closest computer monitor on the left.
“Now, let’s start right where I’m sitting. As you can see this computer monitor is divided into four screen sections. It gives us four different views of the lake. We’ll eventually take turns monitoring this device just in case one of our cameras picks up on any unusual activity near the surface of the lake.
But as Garry asked, “What if the creature is near our ship but is below the water?” said Winston. When we’re back on the main deck I’m going to lower a sensor deep into the lake. The sensor has microphones that will pick up on any sounds emanating from under the surface. The closer an object gets to the sensor the louder it’s going to beep. The sensor also has the capacity of detecting large objects coming near it and giving off an even louder signal.”
“Wow, you seem to have thought of everything,” said Wally.
“Who designed all this stuff anyway?” asked Garry.
“This boat certainly has it all, doesn’t it?” asked Winston grinning from ear to ear. If I don’t have a piece of technology on this boat, it hasn’t been invented yet,” he laughed. “Actually, I helped design most of this equipment myself with the help of an IT expert I know.”