Personal Locator beacons

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  1. Henry

    Henry Senior Member

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    I am looking for a personal locator beacon as I often boat alone. Does anyone have any experience or comments on either the Ocean Signal PLB1 or the ACR Electronics ResQLink+buoyant ? The are comparably priced and seem to both provide the same function. The only difference I can see is that the PLB1 is slightly smaller and has a 7 yr battery life as opposed to the ACR battery life of 5 years.
    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  2. Genius

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    We use the Spinklock deck vests on the pilot boat with the MOB1 PLB. Great gear, tested often and preforms and holds up great.
    rescueME AIS MOB1 - Spinlock

    Edit: guess it's not a GPS PLB, but an AIS beacon.
     
  3. Keelboater

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    I suppose unless you've actually needed to use one of these, it's all a matter of opinion. I do have an ACR ResQLink unit that I hope will work if the need ever arises.
     

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