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Old 22 November 2012, 09:32   #1
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FastFind PLB (220 model with GPS)

I have a brand new FF210 in the box still with over 5 years on the battery date. This is the superior model with built in GPS plus 406 & 121 MHz PLB.

It does not classify as an EPIRB because it will only transmit for 24hrs, and wont float free automatically. Appart from that its the same kit, basically tie it to yourself (lifejkacket or similar).

This is the last one bought in bulk to get a fantastic price before the new 220 came out.

Asking 200, and will include for free a bouyency pouch and lanyard, acessories that were selling for 10 each at the SBS and LBS 2012.

UPS next day 9 or arrange your own courier / collect / can royal mail etc. etc.

RRP of new 220 model is 270, and main difference is that battery lasts 6 years where as the 210 lasts 5.
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Old 22 November 2012, 09:33   #2
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Old 02 December 2012, 17:03   #3
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ttt

still have this
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Old 20 June 2013, 08:12   #4
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Hi all, we're looking at purchasing a personal location beacon to take on dives with us. Looking at the moment at the McMurdo fastfinder (199) or the next version up?
We will have to contain it in a pressure proof case. Anyone got views or experience of these plb's? Thanks-John
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Old 20 June 2013, 08:21   #5
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Custom divers do one to suit. Ok to 80m ,,, I have had one with fastfind in my stab jacket for 3 years and perfect. No leaks - just be careful not to overtighten as they lock up and you cannot open easily ,,, unless you carry a vice underwater
Light and not too bulky
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Old 20 June 2013, 08:25   #6
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Thanks Jeff, yes, I've seen the cases custom divers supply, look good for the job at 75!
Just wanted some feedback on the McMurdos before we go ahead and get one. Cheers!
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Any more feedback on these units?
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Old 20 June 2013, 13:02   #8
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So who is going to own up to having used one
Not me, but I've almost always got one stuffed into my jacket pocket. Looks the biz, but no idea on effectiveness.
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Old 25 June 2013, 05:22   #9
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Same here ,,,, one of the many bits of safety kit you never want to use :-)
No reason to believe they won't do as it's says on the tin ,,, reputable manufacturer - all I have done is the test function twice
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Always carry one, never tested in anger.

The new version is better in that it floats but the 220 is OK with the case or ideally tied onto something in your pocket.
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