Re: EPIRB or PLB for coastal cruising
Originally Posted by zeehag
i use spot so my momma knows where to send the wreath and balloons
Make sure turn it off when you are visiting the Gentlemen Club. :P
Kidding aside, I have my SPOT II, and loving it. There are many new devices come out recently that have lots of functions than SPOT. Practice Sailors have a couple reviews on that. Some of them provide two way communication too.
I like the device that allows user to change the battery. With 3 AAA battery, SPOT will last at less 3 days. If I turn it off and only on when I need to transit, I bet it will last a month. One thing I like about SPOT is they send an acknowledgment if your transmission is received.
After reading the book "A storm too soon", I lost the confidence of EPIRB. But I am sure I will still get one for the boat.
I read, think, and act independently; I don't come here to win a popular contest, nor I am here for free sex. I come here to learn, be challenged and be inspired in the art of safe off-shore passage. I am NOT afraid of dying in the sea, but I am afraid of dying in a nursing home and burdening those who I love.
I am old school; doing the right even when no one is watching is important to me.
Last edited by rockDAWG; 03-13-2013 at 01:00 PM.