Join Date: Oct 2006
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SD and the group...
correction - with the correct PLB and battery (And yes they are "hazardous"), they will go 48 hours and can have the strobe...
One other thing, most epirbs float and auto-activate...the PLBs need to be turned on to activate, thus suggested to attach to your PFD...
other wise go with the Epirb
PLB coastal and nearer, when someone on the contact list you provide when registered, knows you, your boat and your plans.
Epirb anywhere else you go and especially if you don't leave plans with anyone, for sure if you are offshore or extended cruise.