EPIRB, GPIRB, ELT, PLB… What’s The Difference?

In the following video we discus the various types of Position Indicating Radio Beacons. We explore the diffrences between an EPIRB, GPIRB, ELT and the increasingly less expensive PLB's . We will also be taking a look at the  Spot Satellite Messenger and ask if it's the right solution for your emergency locator redundancy … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide | Spot Messenger Package – $60 Off

The gCaptain SPOT Messenger Contest is now closed and the units are in the mail but for those looking to get a unit of their own West Marine has a killer deal. They write: Spot Messenger Package Deal! - $149.99 Value 12 months FREE tracking - $49.99 Value FREE Carrying Case - $19.99 Value Total Package Price - $149.99 Savings - $69.98 They also have: … [Read more...]

SPOT Messenger Contest – The Results Are In!

We are excited to announce the winners of our SPOT Messenger Contest. They have been chosen randomly from our list of comment contributors during the contest period. Overall a very productive contest with many worthy comments and very few disqualifications. Whether you are a winner or not we appreciate every comment you took the time to write! In order to truly randomize our … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide | Spot Globalstar Messenger – Emergency Locater

Panbo, the marine electronics blog, brings us today's gCaptain Holiday Gift Suggestion. The unit is the SPOT Satellite Messenger & Emergency Locater and it's fairly amazing. First a note. This is not a substitute for the most important safety item aboard ship an EPIRB. If you are looking for the best personal emergency solution we recommend the ACR - ResQFix 406 GPS … [Read more...]