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Re: Open water safety
In Response To: Re: Open water safety ()

I think you misread- I was asking if there is a device LIKE an epirb but that just sends a signal to make you show up on a radar. True, recreational boaters are the biggest danger (and I doubt they even have radar), and no, I don't plan to play around in shipping lanes. I would feel safer knowing that if I ended up somewhere I shouldn't be, whether by my fault or by nature's fury, I at least had something other than luck to fall back on. I'm sure a person would see a big ship coming long before it became a problem, but I would like to have something so that they can see me too, just in case. Don't worry, I would never even think of using an epirb just to say "hey, here I am," unless it was followed by "and I'm about to die."

Thanks for the feedback.