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Old 14 December 2009, 17:06   #41
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Old 14 December 2009, 17:38   #42
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Can you confirm Polwart made a mistake
Forgive him. He's had a busy day today what with pontificating, scientific analayis, hypocritical back peddling and once even being funny.

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Old 14 December 2009, 17:44   #43
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Forgive him. He's had a busy day today what with pontificating, scientific analayis, hypocritical back peddling and once even being funny.

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Evening sweet pea, I missed the bit where he was funny.
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Old 14 December 2009, 17:57   #44
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once even being funny.
I missed that - I'll try to make sure it doesn't happen again!
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the word "manual" is missing between "a" and "LJ"
yes that would have helped communicate the intended meaning.
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Old 14 December 2009, 21:58   #45
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We were taught on the sea survival alway pay the extra for PLB with GPS, since without they will only position you to a few miles with homing becaon to guide people in.

So if operating on the forth in sunny scotland, with out GPS the CG get to know you need help on the Forth!

So pay the extra get the GPS model, I have the model mention nice and small.

If you want Sea Water activated you buy an EPRiB but not so personal!

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Old 15 December 2009, 00:08   #46
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Just to add a new thought to this thread, please remember that a huge proportion (McMurdo claim 90%, I've seen other stats that claim even higher) of EPIRB-initiated distress alerts turn out to be false alarms.

So do take care with them, the instructions will guide you on how to avoid false alarms on the model you choose, do register your product with the Coastguard (it's easy), and do know what to do if you find that you have accidentally triggered an alarm.
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Old 15 December 2009, 02:53   #47
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Gibbo - we are at the Boat Show later next month - if you have a make/model and sum of money you wish to spend no more than - let me know and we'll see if we can find it for you cheaper - can then ring on the day and you can speak to the seller etc etc

PM me if it's of any use - I believe the show runs until the 16th Jan??

I'm looking for one as well so we might be able to get a few extra pennies off - as Malthouse suggested by buying more than one. Alternatively Malthouse might be able to sort something for a few of us on here if we were buying more than one - apologies Martin if I'm making a rather big assumption!!

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Most of you are probably aware of my recent escapade and i consider myself fortunate but it could have had a different outcome. This has now got me thinking more importantly about my personal and crew safety.
Does anyone have or can comment on the following:

http://www.safety-marine.co.uk/EPIRB...htm?P3332-S84-

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The other way of looking at it is that your boat is overpowered and unless you use less throttle it will happen again - maybe get a smaller engine and make the boat safer? It clearly has stability issues beyond a certain speed as Rogue has already confirmed.

Not having a go, but stating what I feel should be the obvious?
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Old 15 December 2009, 04:19   #49
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An auto one may be better?
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Surely if an auto lifejacket is the best suited to normal users then an auto PLB would be best too?
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Thats my point though after been told auto lifejackets are the best its no point floating face up and unconscious with a PLB in your pocket that hasn't gone off.
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But if its not transmitting its pointless.
What I'm getting at is you need to be conscious to activate it, I'm not discussing the pros and cons of auto and manual lifejackets or did you post on the wrong thread?
Someone touched a nerve?
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Old 15 December 2009, 05:01   #50
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The other way of looking at it is that your boat is overpowered and unless you use less throttle it will happen again - maybe get a smaller engine and make the boat safer? It clearly has stability issues beyond a certain speed as Rogue has already confirmed.

Not having a go, but stating what I feel should be the obvious?
Cookee, i value your advice as you are far more experienced and knowledgeable on this subject. I have a 50 which is the recommended maximum for the boat so i wouldn't say it was overpowered but i believe like most smaller SR's they do chine walk. I was probably guilty of going flat out in what was favourable conditions, but i doubt i am not the only one? But yes point taken.
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