Join Date: Feb 2007
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 11
I just finished a solo 1100 mile trip in my Bristol 24. I had the SPOT along and sent an OK with my position and a link to a map, every time I anchored, and every 4 hours on off-shore passages. The email went to 5 people on my list, and was priceless for the peace of mind and interaction it provided to the people on my list. On a 175 mile overnight off shore passage; my wife was able to follow my progress even though I was out of cell phone range most of the time. My Spot worked every time on the boat. It even worked from inside the cabin. I always left it on for 5 minutes or so, for each signal.
The people metioned earlier would have been able to send a 911 that included the GPS position and even a map to their location. Their families would also get the message.