EPRIB saves lives!

Not sure if this video has been shared on CF but I thought it’s worth showing how important it is to follow all regs when boating.


Mark Ingle
NauticStar 1810 Merc 90

For inshore use, a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a more economical purchase than EPIRB. The Murad PLB is the one I have

Fishing the beaches, Bays & Ocean of Wildwood/Cape May, NJ
Soon a resident of Georgetown, SC

Did they hit something, or did the hull just split open:question:

No excuse to not have a PLB, especially if you’re going to the jetties or beyond. Less than $250, lasts for 5 years. Saved my life and 4 others 2 years ago.


1994 Hewes Redfisher 18, 2004 Yamaha 150 VMAX
Malibu X-Factor Kayak

The YouTube comments indicate a keel split from a wave.

Mark Ingle
NauticStar 1810 Merc 90

This was discussed in detail last year when it happened. Can’t remember the specific thread but the boat owner was posting in it.

2002 Key West 1900CC

A SPOT device will send SOS signal AND send a message to your family that you are “ok and will Check in later” ( or any preset message) if no cell coverage. Luckily I have never had to use it other than to check in. 100$ and change and monthly fee.
Cheap insurance imo

96 Key West Stealth
130 Yamaha V4

SPOT, de Lorme, etc. is great, especially for text to family, and it does have emergency SOS capability. But there can be a time delay, depending on satellites? So an EPIRB or PLB will be faster. The AIS on VHF is yet another emergency signal worth considering. Or maybe all of the above.