Re: 6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea
The stupid thing about EPIRBs is they can't be tested except for once.
The test uses so much battery that it reduces its life. Every other bit fo safety kit you can test every trip (except flares)
The other problem is they are so expensive that the rip-off companies who make them are feathering their nests while we suffer.
They should eb $100 each and then we could have lots.
Finally, they are a waste of time being stuffed below attached to some wall or in the Nav station. They should be attached to each and every sailor.
I dont rely on one of anything.... except my EPIRB.
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Last edited by MarkofSeaLife; 07-10-2013 at 09:12 AM.