Unfortunately, it looks as though this discussion is not going anywhere. You seem to have decided that the device will not work, and indeed if you have no confidence it will, then you obviously need to find another path to go.
Please acknowledge, however, that while asserting statements, you are in fact providing your own impression and opinion, and that all the advice and feedback you have received point in another direction.
Furthermore this discussion has taken a lot of time to narrow down the problem because you complained about the programming and then said that it was OK, about the installation and then said that it was OK, and in fact the only thing that didn't go according to the manual was your confidence. I can actually fully understand why your exchanges with the manufacturer did not lead to a solution for you. No matter what they replies you would say it won't work.
This is boating
, not your average 100% insured activity that most people have been used to undertake, suing someone else when something goes wrong. People who think that way end up going into foul weather
thinking that pressing an EPIRB
"on" button will instantly pull them out to safety
. It does not work that way. Life is dangerous and actually ends up in death in 100% of cases.
I believe it is the right thing that you (and your partner) have had an involved process in order for you to understand your safety
device. If you don't then you had better buy a lifejacket with the device already fitted. The end result would probably be equivalent, but your confidence would be enhanced since it would be a black box with a "pull here in emergency" tether on it. Personnally, I would unpack the thing, to fully understand how the device would save my life and to understand its limitations, but that's me, and you wouldn't have to.
But please stop saying that the device is useless, complicated and does not work. You chose to buy it separately off the Internet
, it works as advertised, deal with it.
Oh and also, one more thing: that camera
your friend has probably came with at least a half dozen parts (battery, memory card, lanyard, maybe a lens cap, etc.) That does not mean it does not work or it is complicated. Same thing for the MOB1. I personally counted 3 parts (MOB1, clip and lanyard tape), plus the antenna
rewinder and the programming bracket which are there but bot used in the installation. This all makes me wonder how you first claimed there were a dozen pieces ! (To later lower your claim to 8)
Wishing you fair winds and safe seas
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