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Gear Review: Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon

An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon is an essential piece of safety gear that every skipper should have onboard, and the RescueME EPIRB1 from Ocean Signal is a good choice
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An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon is an essential piece of safety gear that every skipper should have onboard, and the RescueME EPIRB1 from Ocean Signal is a good choice. Should the unthinkable happen and you need your boat or liferaft to be found, the unit can be manually activated or automatically activated upon submersion. The EPIRB1 has a 66-channel GPS for transmitting your position quickly and accurately, two bright strobe lights to help you get found in dark or stormy conditions, and a 121.5MHz homing beacon to further help a rescue party locate your vessel. The unit has 48 hours of operational life and 10 years of battery life.

$399. Ocean Signal, oceansignal.com

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