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Old 02-28-2015, 05:24 AM
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Question Cat 1 Epirb Mounting

Hey there,

So does a Cat 1 Epirb need to be mounted vertically or would flat on the TTop be acceptable?

Such as this one:

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/acr-el...ease--11034659
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Do not mount where it could be subjected to green water, impacts. Etc. here is some grear reading. Dont forget to replace the hydrostatic release every 2 years.
http://www.acrartex.com/info/a-boaters-guide-to-epirbs/
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Originally Posted by Ermoalfa View Post
Hey there,

So does a Cat 1 Epirb need to be mounted vertically or would flat on the TTop be acceptable?

Such as this one:

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/acr-el...ease--11034659
Put the epirb in your ditch bag and forget mounting it.

I have read your threads about this subject and your approach is all wrong.

Boats on fire or sinking here are steps needed to save you and your crew.

Toss raft in water, toss ditch bag in water, toss crew in water, insure your away from the vessel, then deploy the epirb, and use your hand held VHF to make a distress call.

Stop worrying about mounting it.

The Hydro release needs between 4-13' to release are you 100% sure it will get that deep and not be hung up?

John
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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
Put the epirb in your ditch bag and forget mounting it.

I have read your threads about this subject and your approach is all wrong.

Boats on fire or sinking here are steps needed to save you and your crew.

Toss raft in water, toss ditch bag in water, toss crew in water, insure your away from the vessel, then deploy the epirb, and use your hand held VHF to make a distress call.

Stop worrying about mounting it.

The Hydro release needs between 4-13' to release are you 100% sure it will get that deep and not be hung up?

John
I am leaning there and appreciate your advice.
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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
Put the epirb in your ditch bag and forget mounting it.

I have read your threads about this subject and your approach is all wrong.

Boats on fire or sinking here are steps needed to save you and your crew.

Toss raft in water, toss ditch bag in water, toss crew in water, insure your away from the vessel, then deploy the epirb, and use your hand held VHF to make a distress call.

Stop worrying about mounting it.

The Hydro release needs between 4-13' to release are you 100% sure it will get that deep and not be hung up?

John
^^^^^^ This........personally I want my EPIRB with me, not attached to the boat or floating somewhere by itself. It is in my ditch bag.
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So which one do you suggest, the Pro or the I-Pro with the digital read out?

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/acr-el...ease--10406908

or

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/acr-el...ease--11034667

$200 price difference, not sure if it's worth it.
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The 2844 is a great unit the only difference between the 2 is a display with your lat long for you to read. They both have built in gps ans send your lat long out to the authorities.

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Originally Posted by gundog61 View Post
^^^^^^ This........personally I want my EPIRB with me, not attached to the boat or floating somewhere by itself. It is in my ditch bag.
Me too, however, i have two Epirb's and a PLB. Cat 1 mounted, cat 2 in Ditch Bag, PLB on me!
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Originally Posted by Simonsez View Post
Me too, however, i have two Epirb's and a PLB. Cat 1 mounted, cat 2 in Ditch Bag, PLB on me!
This is my preference. We swordfish at night and I make the kids have a PLB on them as well.
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The 2844 is a great Cat II unit and vendors have it for under $450. In addition, a back-up handheld VHF w/DSC is a good thing to have and only around $200.

Originally Posted by Ermoalfa View Post
So which one do you suggest, the Pro or the I-Pro with the digital read out?

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/acr-el...ease--10406908

or

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/acr-el...ease--11034667

$200 price difference, not sure if it's worth it.

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Originally Posted by bbeardsley View Post
The 2844 is a great Cat II unit and vendors have it for under $450. In addition, a back-up handheld VHF w/DSC is a good thing to have and only around $200.
Yes I have a Garmin Handheld VHF, an ARC PLB and looking for the Epirb. Wanting to take the family a little further out for offshore fun...
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What are your thoughts on where to mount a Cat I EPIRB on this boat?

I would think that mounting it inside the Pilothouse would be problematic, especially if the boat capsized, but if mounted outside it would be subject to accidentally being hit, and spray by water possibly leading to accidental deployment.

If mounted outside, I'm kinda thinking on the port side behind the door opening. This wouldn't do anything about exposure to the elements but it could reduce the potential for accidental damage due to being stuck by something.

I'm thinking of this EPIRB

https://www.acrartex.com/products/ca....THdSY9sr.dpbs
Appreciate anyone's thoughts.
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Something like this?

http://www.thehulltruth.com/attachme...-1280x768-.jpg
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Id mount it on the backrest of the tower.

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