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Old 02 March 2011, 13:06   #1
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Mcmurdo Fastfind MaxG

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I was thinking of getting one of these. Does anyone have any thoughts?

I prefer the PLB route compared to EPIRB just because its more portable.

Budget about 300 ish



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They have the obvious advantage of being buoyant. I went for the smaller (much smaller) Fastfind 210 which isn't but as it has circa mobile phone dimensions, WILL be on my person if I go over the side. It gets great mileage when I'm hillwalking solo too.
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Old 02 March 2011, 13:54   #3
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The PLB210 has an optional buoyant sleeve, but the specs for the Max-G are below. Just in budget at 290 delivered.

http://www.mcmurdo.co.uk/products/pr...r=3&product=99
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I looked at it and ended up thinking I'd get the Fastfind 210 as well. I haven't got past the thinking about it stage mind you, but that's what I'll get at some stage before I venture too far afield.
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I think there a bulk buy thread on the 210 - Last year

I have the 210 and is nice n dinky...just make sure you get one with GPS built in to it.

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I looked at it and ended up thinking I'd get the Fastfind 210 as well. I haven't got past the thinking about it stage mind you, but that's what I'll get at some stage before I venture too far afield.
I could probably be persuaded to throw in a free floating pouch, when the time comes.
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210's (GPS) here too....Nice and small, mine is in a pouch on my LJ with a safety lanyard attached from inside the pouch to the unit....

Recently bought a new 'unwanted gift' 210 (GPS) on here for the wife too.....although when she'll be getting back in a kayak i'm not sure....only three months to go before the new arrival....
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[QUOTE=Razorbill RIBs;391009] 210's (GPS) here too....Nice and small, mine is in a pouch on my LJ with a safety lanyard attached from inside the pouch to the unit....

Recently bought a new 'unwanted gift' 210 (GPS) on here for the wife too.....although when she'll be getting back in a kayak i'm not sure....only three months to go before the new arrival.... [/QUOTE

Your getting a new Kayak in 3 months !!!.... nice move

Seriously - I ot a 210 with GPS as part of the bulk buy - 150 so a very good price. I never go out without it. Seems to do all the 'bigger' stuff does but cheaper and takes up less pocket space. I seem to recall its 406 & 121.5 but only has the fact its 121.5 in very small print .
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I have the 210 with GPS and flotation jacket!! It is very compact and is worn on every trip.
There is a guy on Ebay (in Falmouth) who regularly has this model for sale (new) from 80, just search "Fastfind 210".
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There is a guy on Ebay (in Falmouth) who regularly has this model for sale (new) from 80, just search "Fastfind 210".
Not very high feedback for a regular seller?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Personal-Locat...-/330537222543

Maybe a different seller in that area with 210s for sale.
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