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post #12 of Old 11-25-2012
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Re: Do I Need an EPIRB?


Personally, I would (and did) go with the SPOT tracker.
SPOT SPOT II GPS Satellite Messenger at West Marine

It's cheap to buy (about $100) and has been proven to be effective. If you pay for the yearly service you can send a message to Mum so she knows you are OK. She can also track your progress if you (and she) like.

No, it's not an EPIRB, but for coastal use *I* think it's an effective, cheaper, alternative.


Barry Lenoble
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY

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