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Re: Safety & Rescue Thesis

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Originally Posted by seanatdawn View Post

1. Do you use a VHF radio on your vessel?

Yes, sometimes SSB as well
2. What size and type is your vessel?
30-50 feet sloop

3. How far would you normally journey out?
usually coastal, frequently as much as 50 miles offshore. Have done 4 offshore passages.

4. Do you know the 3 main benefits of VHF over mobile Phones?
eherlihy has a good list; I would add

- free
- Wx channels
- often waterproof
- do not need phone numbers
- GMDSS equipped

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