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Old 03-22-2013
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Re: EPIRB or PLB for coastal cruising

I bought the ACR 2881, you recommend the ACR 2882. I don't see any difference significant to my intended purpose, except the 2882 is more expensive. The only practical difference is the ability of the 2882 to send a text message saying I am o.k. Surely you don't believe the 2881 was not intended for marine purposes?

Neither of them are EPIRBs. Although they both float and are both waterproof, you have to wear them with the antenna out of the water.

Here is the product description from Defender/ACR:

"...Small and mighty, the ResQLink+ is a full-powered, GPS-enabled rescue beacon designed for boaters, pilots and water-borne sportsmen...[emphasis mine]"

Last edited by jameswilson29; 03-22-2013 at 01:54 PM.
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