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Old 14 December 2009, 13:25   #1
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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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Old 14 December 2009, 13:30   #2
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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-

Cheers

It'll go off when I swim across the harbour!
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Old 14 December 2009, 13:31   #3
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Does anyone have or can comment on the following:

McMurdo Fastfind PLB 200 with GPS
They are a cracking piece of kit, small and light - really easy to carry and use.

You should be able to get one for about 215.00 inc vat and delivery.

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Old 14 December 2009, 13:32   #4
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It'll go off when I swim across the harbour!
Why, does it go automatically in water?
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Why, does it go automatically in water?
Nope, nor do they float.

I think he was referring to the stick he got for using a manual lifejacket
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Also a good option is from Sea Marshall www.seamarshall.com we did testing in early 1990īs and they where the first to be approved for use both on sea and land over here.

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An auto one may be better?
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What does the free RNLI membership entitle me to.....Chewy?
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They are a cracking piece of kit, small and light - really easy to carry and use.

You should be able to get one for about 215.00 inc vat and delivery.

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An auto one may be better?
Methinks, me auld flower, given the safety nature of this one, one might do well to recall the Infamous Titanic Thread....

Gibbo500, I have one of these, it seems to be the mutt's nuts. I have yet to use it though! It's small enough to fit in a top pocket and light enough to forget you have it there. I take mine solo-hillwalking (I know I shouldn't ). A friend in the Coastguard has just purchased the same model.

The no-float thing doesn't bother me as I keep it on a lanyard. If it was bulky enough to float, I probably wouldn't have it in my pocket all the time. In your locality, I think a handheld VHF might be more useful though. I'd certainly carry the VHF and then possibly the PLB as well.
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