gCaptain LIVE E17 – Unboxing The Iridium inReach Text Messenger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m9jp417rss In today’s edition of gCaptain LIVE our Founder, John Konrad will show you how to send and receive text messages at sea with the Iridium powered Delorme inReach SE.   Also Mentioned in this episode: ACR ResQLink+ PLB Delorme InReach Explorer with Chartplotter Ripcord Rescue … [Read more...]

Man Overboard – Are AIS SARTS the Best MOB Devices?

Fire, sinking, and even collisions can turn an ordinary day at sea into a flutter of activity and worry, but nothing provokes the immediate and raw emotions as the two simple words, "Man Overboard."  No matter how remote the chances of it occurring aboard your ship, no sailor has ever set to sea without the thought of drifting alone at sea after falling … [Read more...]

EasyRescue AIS SART – The Must Have Safety Device Of The Future

gCaptain has long been a proponent of Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), the handheld sized versions of EPIRB's and we have even gone as far as saying "gCaptain believes that one of these devices should be required inside every lifeboat and liferaft that goes to sea". We also believe, due to their diminutive size, these devices belong clipped onto the lifejackets of all persons … [Read more...]

Personal Locator Beacons – EPIRBS For Your Lifejacket

gCaptain has long been a fan of the idea behind SPOT's personal locator devices but gCaptain readers have pointed out a major concern, a SPOT it is not a PLB (the personal equivalent of an EPIRB) . The SPOT device can send a distress message with your location but it doesn't go directly to the Coast Guard, rather it must first get routed through their private rescue … [Read more...]

McMurdo Fast-Find 210 – Change In The Way You Think About EPIRBS

A few months ago we received a press release from McMurdo on a revolutionary product, the Fast-Find 210 PLB, a portable version of an EPIRB, The revolutionary part was not a change in the way distress signals are sent from the device but rather the size (very small) and price point ($299 list) of the device. Subscribing to the theory of Too Good To Be True, we have held off on … [Read more...]