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post #81 of 84 Old 12-21-2012
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Re: Do I Need an EPIRB?

and the AIS/VHF is an AIS receiver only.
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Re: Do I Need an EPIRB?

While I would agree with many who have posted, that you could spend the same amount of money a little better, that's not what's on the table is it? Asking someone to get a few different safety items is a little too much like looking the gift horse in the mouth. If the concerned mother wants to buy you an EPIRB, let her. It'll make her feel better and it has very little downside to have aboard.

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Re: Do I Need an EPIRB?

The ocean doesn't like me. It allows me passage at my own risk. I choose to wear a pfd that has a harness and have a PLB attached so that regardless of how a boat is equipped, I have some means of being rescued. I helped an owner move a boat who chose to buy interior accessories over basic safety and navigational equipment. Isn't it strange that smart people second guess their every move and idiots are full of confidence.
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Re: Do I Need an EPIRB?

I think you're assuming that you have a seven hundred dollar safety budget but the rich and paranoid girlfriends' moms I've had didn't think like that.

If they thought she hould have an epirb then that's what they got. We didn't really get the same amount of cash worth of goods we thought more appropriate.
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