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post #30 of Old 03-07-2013
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Re: Affordable GPS-EPIRB w/10 Year Battery Life

"What, do you think that when an Aussie or NZ yacht crosses the 12 mile limit from the US, their Oz/Nz electronics suddenly stop functioning?"
Actually, it stops functioning at the 200-mile "Economic Interest Zone".

I'd be curious to know exactly which battery chemistry is giving twice the shelf life, or if that's just a battery which is larger so there's still more life left in it.

My Crewfit PFD wasn't USCG certified but then again, none of the inflateables were when I bought it. Understanding certificates is all well and good, but I figured that if the Secret Service could but an inflateable on the POTUS on Marine One...it probably worked well enough for me, too.
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