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EPIRB with GPS

Post by sandef » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:06 pm

manual or water activated and how much are battery replacements



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Post by Nude up » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:15 pm

I have a gme 406 has about 3 years to run came with 10 yr battery. It is almost the same price to have the battery replaced which only has a 6 year life and can only be done once.
I intend to replace mine with a gme 603g same as the 403 but has gps you can buy them under $300 a float free would be nice but are more than double the price. Do I need float free probably not even if rolled by a freak wave I have an automatic life jacket and would be able to retrieve the gps I don’t think the boat would sink.

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Re: EPIRB with GPS

Post by ratbag » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:17 pm

Ive looked into a few of the options recently as mine needed to be replaced. I came up with this one https://www.bcf.com.au/p/digital-406mhz ... 61040.html it's the same price at all the retailers at the moment. I'll go with the manual activation, if you feel concerned that you might not get access to it in an emergency, maybe consider the auto activation. great piece of mind when needed
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Post by sandef » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:58 pm

thx for the comments will get a manual with gps

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Post by smile0784 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:17 pm

Definitely get a gps.
I think the others are set to 6km with is alot when floating out in middle of nowhere

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Post by 4liters » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:53 pm

Ocean Storm had a cheap one a while back, if they still stock it they've got 20% off atm
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm



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Post by sandef » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:59 pm

4liters wrote:Ocean Storm had a cheap one a while back, if they still stock it they've got 20% off atm
Got a GME m600g CH smith $299 10yr battery

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Post by 4liters » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:40 am

2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm

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