Originally Posted by DavefromNZ
So would anyone like to comment please if the escape hatch
is a good location or not to fit the EPIRB
in a cat? I am about to decide where to mount it.
Don't mount it. Put it on a shelf so it will float inside the boat if you capsize
. Floating in water
will activate it, and the strobe will help you locate it, even in the dark.
Bear in mind that a standard hydrostatic mount won't release the EPIRB unless the mount is submerged about 2 fathoms deep underwater (in other words, a hydrostatic mount won't ever release in most multihulls).
Hope this advice is never needed.