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nofishtodaynofishtoday Posts: 1,343 Officer
I recently bought one from West Marine
salesman recommended it
 The more I look at these things I think it’s not the best choice does anybody have one use one or is it best maybe go to the Garmin

have a 27’ CC single engine
plan on a few off shore trips as long as my health improves 


  • gogittumgogittum Nature CoastPosts: 3,255 Captain
    I'm not a great fan of Garmin, but in this case - from what others have said - I think it may be the better choice.

    It's been some years now, but I had a Spot I & later a Spot II when I lived in New Mexico, not all that far north latitude of here.  I had consistent problems with sending my positions with both units.  Their support staff - I think in Europe - wasn't much help.

    One thing I did glean from them during several frustrating conversations was that the satellites they use are low in the southern sky for us, making for poor reception.

    People's comments on the Garmin units are much more positive.
  • Crkr23Crkr23 MelrosePosts: 375 Deckhand
    If safety is your main concern, I would have an EPIRB or at least a PLB. 
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