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Old 07-14-2014, 07:56 AM
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Looking at purchasing an EPIRB and PLB. I would like to know is it worth 150.00 more for the 2848 ACR EPIRB IPRO compared to the 2844 EPIRB PRO. The EPIRB IPRO has the digital coordinates in the screen but If that is all is it really worth it?

Also, the main difference between the ResQlink and Aqualink PLB.

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Originally Posted by Wake Turbulence View Post
Looking at purchasing an EPIRB and PLB. I would like to know is it worth 150.00 more for the 2848 ACR EPIRB IPRO compared to the 2844 EPIRB PRO. The EPIRB IPRO has the digital coordinates in the screen but If that is all is it really worth it?

Also, the main difference between the ResQlink and Aqualink PLB.

Thank you in advance
The extra $150 is not worth it IMO. The only difference is the screen display. Everything else is exactly the same. Maybe it might help if you don't have a GPS when you radio for help, but who doesn't have a GPS?!

The main difference between the ResQlink and the Aqualink is flotation and size. The Aqualink floats and the ResQlink does not. ResQlink can float but it needs the optional flotation pouch. Aqualink is also larger, heavier and puts out slightly more power in the signal. ResQlink+ can float without a pouch.
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JohnStateSide, I appreciate you responding to my question. Thank you..
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The resqlink 2881 model will float by itself. The 2880 model will not. It has pretty much obsoleted the aqualink.

http://boemarine.ecomm-search.com/re...-sales-only%2F
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Originally Posted by yachtjim View Post
The resqlink 2881 model will float by itself. The 2880 model will not. It has pretty much obsoleted the aqualink.

http://boemarine.ecomm-search.com/re...-sales-only%2F
Please explain why you think this unit obsoletes the Aqualink PLB; my thoughts are that it is an upgrade. Thanks for more informed insight.
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I think I answered your identical post on the ask Jim section of our site. Basically, the resqlink is the new, upgraded, more compact model.

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