Looking at equiping the boat with MOB gear
and am trying to decide between spending all the $$ for the MOM kit here : Switlik MOM 8 Man Overboard Module
And needing to get it recertified how ever often they recommend doing that. Versus the traditional pole with horseshoe ring and strobe kit.
I like compact idea behind the MOM but it is a lot more expensive and doesnt really seem significantly different. Plus it will require more maintennance than the pole/strobe/horseshoe set up.
My boat came from the PO with a MOM but it was 6 years over due for recertification. We decided to pull the pin and try it out last summer. The entire kit was sun rotted and basically blew out into a cloud of strings. Im not slighting the kit, it was way past due for service
, but looking at what I was left with has forced me to replace the whole set up.