I think a valid case can be made, (especially on a boat like mine that is crewed by only my wife and myself ) for 2x PLB's attached to our life jackets/harness rather than single EPIRB
The transmit time is identical (for 2), there is redundancy, and perhaps most importantly if abandoning the yacht rapidly we are more likely to leave with the most important safety
device no matter what the circumstances.
advantage is just icing on the cake.
Can anyone see any disadvantages of 2xPLB verses 1xEPIRB. (other than the legal
requirements imposed by some countries)? Cost is a little bit more for 2xPLB, but EPIRBs are more expensive so the difference is not great.
BTW if you just want the MOB
function one of the portable AIS
transmitters is probably better.