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rockyg
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This could be you...with a PLB.

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This is a great lesson in the value of a Personal Locator Beacon. It could save your life, your wife, your son, your daughter, and your friends one day.

https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/lifeline/392901
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I ordered one last week. Been putting it off for too long.
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Got mine a few months ago.. now I need to quit using it like an eprib and wear it.
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I have one and keep it near at hand in the pocket of my PFD.
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Juan wrote: June 7th, 2021, 3:30 pm Got mine a few months ago.. now I need to quit using it like an eprib and wear it.
I managed to slip mine into my inflatable life vest. I wear it all the time when I fish alone. Most of the PLB's come with a short tether so you can attach it to your vest. I did that and it still tucked pretty neatly inside the vest flap. The tether seems like a must-have when you are floating around in the waves trying to use the darn thing and not watch it float away. I could also bring my vest with the PLB inside when I go out fishing with a friend on another boat.
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As soon as I started taking offshore fishing serious I bought one. Looking back I should have bought one months earlier. No reason to hit the water without one.

I mounted an Auto Deploy Epirb on the side of my console and have a PLB sitting on top of the console. Gives you a real peace of mind when you look around and can’t see land or other boats.


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After watching the video and reading the article, one thing popped up for me. They left no one on board the boat while they all went spear fishing?!? Even on a nice day, you should never leave the boat unattended when going into the water. Someone on board the boat could have started the engine, cut the tether line; let the divers know to surface by banging on the dive ladder and done what was needed to keep the boat afloat.

A PLB and waterproof VFH radio are cheap
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