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post #6 of Old 06-10-2011
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We use the sat phone for the reason Larry quotes. Twice, in remote locations, we have had to talk to our bank when the credit card suddenly stopped working and it allows us to stay in touch with the kids and grand kids.

I have the US coastguard Miami on speed dial and when I get in the Atlantic I will have UK coastguard Falmouth, who handle Atlantic rescues, on speed dial.

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