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Join Date: Nov 2008
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Re: Affordable GPS-EPIRB w/10 Year Battery Life
...I was thinking that a comparison might be to Spinlock vests. Lots of racers / sailors wear by them but they are not approved in either the US or Canada.
Use those and go over the side in US or Canadian waters and you're certain to go right to the bottom, Non?
Actually, what I liked about the Aussie gear was, aside from what appeared to be a very affordable initial price, even more so the 10 year battery life span. I've now had to replace batteries on our ACR GPIRB and PLB's twice since we bought them in 2002 and that's not an inexpensive proposition tho' certainly necessary.
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