Originally Posted by Zippy
Has anyone got a personal epirb? Any benefit over a regular epirb for a rib?
I bought one for the following reasons:
1. Cost (not the primary decider)
2. It's personal. If I fall out, I get to call it in.
3. It's transferable. I made a 50 Nm trip today in a borrowed boat, PLB was in my pocket.
4. It's "multi-tasking", mine goes hillwalking too.
If you buy a PLB, make sure it is GPS enabled. The CG speak VERY highly of them.
Obviously, an EPIRB has it's advantages. On a boat like yours, for offshore cruising, I'd have both!