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Cool Epribs

We are getting ready to sail from Florida to Bahamas (our first trip) and I am shopping for EPRIBS. (We have a 30' S2) Would like advice-experience with EPIRBs - ACR or McMurdo, Pains Wessex etc.

I have narrowed it down to 406 mHZ with internal GPS manual - looked at PLBs vs EPIRBs and the various offerings. ACR has Globalfix and Satellite - don't know what the fine differences are.

Any advice?
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PLBs aren't as suitable for a boat, as the battery life is much shorter than on a EPIRB. I have the ACR Globalfix, and would highly recommend it.
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