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Re: Do I Need an EPIRB?
.....it very well might make the difference between a good story and no more stories at all.
Look up the average response time to a SARSAT ident.
Cold water immersion is a much bigger risk off the coast of Maine.
If you're only trying to send a note to Mom to let her know you are okay, but aren't trying to survive abandoning ship, a $150 SPOT is the way to go.
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In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.