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It won't be approved as an EPIRB.
EPIRBs and PLBs are NOT the same thing. While they serve similar functions, they are fairly different.
PLBs are registered to an individual person, EPIRBs are registered to a specific boat or vessel.
PLBs have a run time of about 24 hours, EPIRBs have one of 48 hours.
PLBs often need to be held clear of the water to function properly, EPIRBs generally can float freely and work just fine floating in the water.
PLBs are not required to have a strobe, EPIRBs are.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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