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  1. PLB or HX870 VHF with GPS and DSC Lake Michigan

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    I'm going to be sailing on Lake Michigan solo this summer and considering getting a PLB like the AquaLink™ View PLB Model Number: PLB-350C / Part Number 2884 (is the extra money for the screen worth it? what does it allow you to do the other w/out screen doesnt?) or would I be "ok" with just a...
  2. Best handheld GPS/Chartplotter under $400?

    Electronics
    I'm going to be sailing a Merit 25 solo on Lake Michigan this summer. I am looking for a handheld GPS/Chartplotter under $400. Would be nice if it was waterproof (not sure if that is the norm now). Im also thinking about getting a AquaLink™ View PLB Model Number: PLB-350C / Part Number 2884...
  3. PLBs: AIS or GPS

    Electronics
    I've been looking at a PLB to clip to my life jacket. They seem to come in 2 varieties - AIS or GPS. AIS will show on an AIS receiver, GPS will notify the CG. Assuming you have AIS on your boat, which would you want for coastal cruising?
  4. PLB. ACR or McMurdo?

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    There seems to be about a dozen ACR and McMurdo personal locator beacon models. Anyone have any thoughtful opinions on which one to choose? Just using it for safety sake on coastal sailing out of LA Harbor between Catalina Island, Ensenada Mexico to Ventura.
  5. PLB vs EPIRB what and why?

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    Greetings, Question - What are some thoughts on PLBs? vs. EPRIB. Looking at keeping it simple with a McMurdo FastFind or ACR 406 but I hear a lot of positives about the DeLorme inReach and marginal comments on the Spot. I'm not really all that thrilled with annual subscriptions but some of the...
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