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Old 02-12-2014, 05:59   #1
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New PLB from Ocean Signal

Has anyone seen or have an opinion about the PLB1 from Ocean Signal?

OceanSignal rescueME PLB w/ GPS
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Re: New PLB from Ocean Signal

I have got a couple.

Very small for what they do.
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Re: New PLB from Ocean Signal

I've not seen one, currently researching in the purchase of a PLB myself.
I did find an interesting insight into the unit from a respected person in the SAR business.
Diminishing Returns – Why Smaller Isn’t Always Better
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Re: New PLB from Ocean Signal

I see the smaller size as a positive improvement.

SMALLER means it is more likely to be worn and NOT left in a locker or bag that is separate from the person in distress.
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Re: New PLB from Ocean Signal

My wife and I dive sometimes just the two of us from a dinghy. I am thinking to put one in a watertight canister and attach inside each of our BC pockets. Smaller is better to me because less buoyancy. It will also attach to a PFD too. But we have an EPIRB for the boat.
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Re: New PLB from Ocean Signal

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I see the smaller size as a positive improvement.

SMALLER means it is more likely to be worn and NOT left in a locker or bag that is separate from the person in distress.
I think in many circumstances, a smaller PLB would be useful, but the size is some thing I am considering carefully. As I sail most of the year round, I know quite well how useless my fingers become after being out in sub zero conditions for a few hours.

In the circumstances that transmitterdan talks about, then a small PLB will prove to very useful.
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Re: New PLB from Ocean Signal

Mine is attached to my lifejacket/harness so small is an advantage.
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