Thar’ be some swabs from Germany been inventing stick on electronics.  Ye can pump the bilge water and extend tha plank with one switch, and ye aren’t forced to run wires through your entire ship.
“Germany’s EnOcean has come up with a series of sensors and switches that can extract energy from the environment and then transmit information via radio signals to a computer, which can then take the requested action. Because the sensors don’t need to be linked to the building’s electrical wiring, they can be installed without retrofitting. A dimmer switch, in other words, can be plunked on the wall without the need for cutting holes.”

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