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Safety gear questions

I have an ACR Cat. 1 Epirb with the hydrostatic release, both (battery and hydro) are out of date (came with the boat) and I haven't been able to find replacement parts (battery for epirb, new hydro). I'm not even sure the batteries are replaceable on the epirbs? There is also an old epirb that I don't recognize, a round cylinder about 16" with a whip antenna, no idea if it still works, how are you supposed to dispose of something like that. I suppose it could still transmit and I wouldn't want to cause a false alarm. I also have a large number of expired flares (I normally keep 3-4 expired ones, clearly labeled as back up, but I have about 12 of them now), what the heck do you do with those? Thanks for any info.


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