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#31998 - 12/09/13 10:57 PM PLB (Land based EPIRB)
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For your reading pleasure:

An assessment of PLB's

-carl
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#32011 - 12/10/13 02:45 PM Re: PLB (Land based EPIRB) [Re: Carl Theile]
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Some good info. Thanks Carl.

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#32020 - 12/10/13 04:16 PM Re: PLB (Land based EPIRB) [Re: Carl Theile]
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Mine is a big orange plastic box that floats. grin

I bought it from a drunk at the Burketown pub, he reckoned that it came off a fishing trawler. grin

http://www.whereis.com/qld/burketown

You could buy anything at the Burketown pub, even metho if you were running short of money to pay the inflated prices of his beer. grin
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#32025 - 12/10/13 04:50 PM Re: PLB (Land based EPIRB) [Re: Carl Theile]
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If it came off a trawler, it might be an EPIRB rather than a PLB ...both hard to pronounce.
-carl
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#32027 - 12/10/13 05:03 PM Re: PLB (Land based EPIRB) [Re: Carl Theile]
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Originally Posted By: Carl Theile
If it came off a trawler, it might be an EPIRB rather than a PLB ...both hard to pronounce.
-carl


Yep, it's an EPIRB alright. grin You pull the cord at the top when all else fails.

I never used it and was too afraid to pull the cord to see if it worked. grin
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#32031 - 12/10/13 07:28 PM Re: PLB (Land based EPIRB) [Re: Trumby]
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Originally Posted By: Trumby
Originally Posted By: Carl Theile
If it came off a trawler, it might be an EPIRB rather than a PLB ...both hard to pronounce.
-carl


Yep, it's an EPIRB alright. grin You pull the cord at the top when all else fails.

I never used it and was too afraid to pull the cord to see if it worked. grin


That thing needs to be registered to a vessel for it to be legit.

-carl
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#32032 - 12/10/13 07:44 PM Re: PLB (Land based EPIRB) [Re: Carl Theile]
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Originally Posted By: Carl Theile


That thing needs to be registered to a vessel for it to be legit.

-carl


It's pretty clear then that I was seen coming. grin I paid I think $50.00 for it from memory.

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#32033 - 12/10/13 08:12 PM Re: PLB (Land based EPIRB) [Re: Carl Theile]
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(smirk) Can you swim? smile

You could license yourself as a vessel then register it to you.

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#32039 - 12/10/13 08:58 PM Re: PLB (Land based EPIRB) [Re: Carl Theile]
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I've got across a few rivers in my time, but I ain't no seaman.grin

Not sure that they had to be registered here in those days though?
I met a fella that delivered boats by sea and he used to carry his from boat to boat. Probably all changed these days.
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#32208 - 12/13/13 10:20 PM Re: PLB (Land based EPIRB) [Re: Carl Theile]
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Nice article. I been eyeballin those ACR jobbers. They are very nice. If you check out ACR's site, they have a section that explains the SARSAT , rescue process.
Yank that thing IAN and you will be thinking that first 50 bucks was a bargain!

Tim

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