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post #4 of Old 02-07-2013
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Re: AIS Everywhere

The R10 SRS is a great idea and has only one purpose. The ability to find a man overboard by watching your AIS screen is a must at night and in big seas. If you are going offshore and have AIS then all crew should have the R10 on their PFD. Besides the R10 SRS, your PFD should have a tether cutter, whistle and strobe. In the old days we had the MOB pole in bright orange and all offshore boats with crew still should have one on board but for anyone who has ever used one in 3 meter seas or better knows they are hard to see. The R10 SRS is just a far better idea than the MOB pole, thank god for modern technology.

Let us hope that no one ever has to use one.

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