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    Posted: 24 Aug 17 at 9:26am

Hi guys,

I was wondering if it would be possible to ask some advice about PLBs? Since being encouraged by my father to get into sailing over the last couple of years, I finally took the plunge last year and haven’t looked back since. I am lucky enough to live in Brighton, so have had plenty of opportunities to get out on the water this summer.

I am yet to venture too far afield, but have been thinking of doing my first Channel Island tour next Spring/Summer with a friend of mine who is a more experienced sailor.

From a safety perspective, I have been looking at getting a PLB of my own over the next couple of months. I have had a look online and have been considering either the Ocean Signal RescueMe PLB or McMurdo FastFind 200 –https://www.marinesuperstore.com/safety-beacons/plb-ais

I was wondering if anyone has any experience using these models and if there are any key differences between the two?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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Hi Eddy

I liked the Ocean as it clipped easily onto my life jacket (where it should be not left on the boat) and it has a few advantages over the McMurdo see here and scroll down for comparisons plus others

http://www.marinechandlery.com/ocean-signal-rescue-me-plb1-the-world-s-smallest-plb

Always ware your life jacket NEVER think you cannot fall overboard

Mike



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Hi Mike,

Thank you ever so much for that Mike, much appreciated!
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Hi Eddy Forgot to say as don't be fooled by the picture of me sailing dinghy as I have sailed offshore usually single handed for over 35 years in my Colvic Watson Motor Sailor 
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