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Old 05 January 2012, 13:13   #1
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EPIRB & Icebox save Aussie family

Nice footage on the Beeb.

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Old 05 January 2012, 13:34   #2
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I hope they get a free case of tinnies from "Esky" after the inevitable new advertising campaign they'll be running.

Poor kid hope he gets over it
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Old 05 January 2012, 15:33   #3
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Brilliant piece of video .

The morale of of the story is the effective of EPIRBs - I carry both an EPIRB and a PLB - the water in the North Channel is not as warm as the water in the video - but then I suppose we don't have sharks (that bite)
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Old 05 January 2012, 16:08   #4
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As the boat sinks, the Esky usually doesn't and this happens surprisingly often. Maybe they should build them with all round ropes and a built in EPIRB.
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they say its dangerous to drink on a boat (i asume its beer) but this obviously proved to be a life saver. fair play to them - all safe after being being well equipped. shame for anybody to lose a boat though.
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Old 06 January 2012, 21:27   #6
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Brilliant piece of video .

The morale of of the story is the effective of EPIRBs - I carry both an EPIRB and a PLB - the water in the North Channel is not as warm as the water in the video - but then I suppose we don't have sharks (that bite)
Would they have survived without the ice box though?
I feel a group buy coming on....
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