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EPRIB or PLB?

PostPosted: May 22nd, 2020, 7:10 pm
by Juan
Silverking's article in the Saltwater Sportsman mag on boating preparedness and safety reminded me that I'm not getting any younger so I plan to buy something that will assist in locating my boat (and myself) in case of an emergency. Since my birthday is coming up, now's a good time to add it to the wish list.
Who has an Eprib or PLB? Is one better than the other? The little research I've done left me a bit confused as to which does what so I can use some suggestions.
Are Epribs fixed or registered to one boat? I need one that I can transfer from one boat to another.

EPRIB or PLB?

PostPosted: May 22nd, 2020, 7:37 pm
by Red Beard
Juan wrote:Silverking's article in the Saltwater Sportsman mag on boating preparedness and safety reminded me that I'm not getting any younger so I plan to buy something that will assist in locating my boat (and myself) in case of an emergency. Since my birthday is coming up, now's a good time to add it to the wish list.
Who has an Eprib or PLB? Is one better than the other? The little research I've done left me a bit confused as to which does what so I can use some suggestions.
Are Epribs fixed or registered to one boat? I need one that I can transfer from one boat to another.
https://youtu.be/1msGoJ7ZLuw

ReelReports recently went over life saving equipment a few days ago. And brings up some good points. Hope this helps ...


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Re: EPRIB or PLB?

PostPosted: May 22nd, 2020, 7:57 pm
by Srbenda
Definitely an EPIRB

More functionality than a PLB

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Re: EPRIB or PLB?

PostPosted: May 22nd, 2020, 9:25 pm
by bbb
I bought both. One mounted on the boat. One on my body.

Re: EPRIB or PLB?

PostPosted: May 23rd, 2020, 6:53 am
by Juan
bbb wrote:I bought both. One mounted on the boat. One on my body.

If you had to pick one or the other, which would it be?
Correct me if I'm wrong but if an Eprib is registered and attached to a boat, don't you have to stay with the boat to be found should something happen? I need a device that I can easily swap between boats and will locate me first and then the boat so I'm guessing a PLB is still the best option and if that's true, which model? (There are a lot of them)