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Old 10-05-2005, 06:53 PM
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Default Who is running an Epirb on thier boat?

Does anyone know what is a good inexpensive Eprib for the Florida area?

I readed that the McMurdo and ACR Epribs failed when tested in the Keys. I also read that the ones that don't hook up to to your GPS can take 30 to 45 minutes for the coast guard to get a position on you.
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Old 10-06-2005, 11:54 AM
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There are 3 different classes, the more expensive ones are satellite/GPS based and will be far more effective in an emergency. No matter which ones you get though the local responder will still find you much easier if you have a flare or smoke signal when he gets close.
 
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:10 PM
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I'm sure some of you go offshore at night alone...

I'm thinking of getting this Eprib, but I heard some of the ACR's don't transmit in some areas of the KEYS.

Anyone know if this model is any good?
EPIRB - RapidFix 406 w/GPS Interface - Cat I Automatic

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Old 10-07-2005, 12:11 AM
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this should keep you busy and get your up to speed

http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/marcomms/gmdss/epirb.htm
 
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Old 10-07-2005, 05:45 PM
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Thanks.
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