EPIRBs, Less Search And Quicker Rescue

Although EPIRBs are not required on private yachts, they do save lives. Here’s a story on how they do that and what different systems are available. I’m sure it is worth your consideration if you sail in more dangerous waters. Don’t forget to register them by the way…
“Some of the best models also include a Global Positioning System signal. The system tells rescuers the location, within one to three miles, of distressed boaters in the first signal burst rather than waiting two or more hours for several satellites to pass by and get a fix.”

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