Originally Posted by Nikki S
I would like to know:
-Can I buy an EPIRB
, but register it with AMSA (as we are Australians starting our cruising life in France)?
-Or should I buy one in Australia
, before I fly to France
- or should I order one online to be posted to France
-What is the best Epirb
to buy if money
is not an issue? (I see there are a number of GPS
, auto activated ones, but is any particular brand is best?)
Any advice you have for me is appreciated.
Yes you can use an epirb purchased in Europe
, but have it coded with Australian ID. That's not a problem.
I'd highly recommend getting a GPS
unit. They don't cost that much more and can be the difference in a quick rescue
. GPS ones are often colored green.
I like Safety
Alert, gps ones you can get for $280. They have a ten year battery
and three day signal. Come with a mounting bracket.
is no object get two, or get a PLB as well. But at least have two on your boat.