Time for a new PLB...

To discuss safety issues and their direct affects on kayaks and kayak fishing. Do it but do it safely!
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Hainesy
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:54 pm

Well, faced with my PLB needing it’s 5 year battery renewal at a cost of $200, I decided to spend just over $300 and get a new unit, another brand, that has a 10 year warranty, a 20 year battery life and a 10 year recommended battery replacement cycle...
A spare pouch so I can switch between my kayak PFD and my boat PFD..

Before anyone asks, it’s a KTi SA 2G from skippersmate.co.nz. Shipped ex Aust and fully NZ compliant
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dedant
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:01 pm

That is compact! Is it around $300? Seems a good deal. :)
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:07 pm

dedant wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:01 pm
That is compact! Is it around $300? Seems a good deal. :)
Very compact and $314
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Ocean Kayak Ultra 4.3 - "Retired"
Viking Profish 440 - "Retired"
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:11 pm

Just watched the video, I like the 360 aerial rotation but was wondering just how easy (too easy?) that guard slides off the big Red Button?
What's your opinion?

(Mine is due as well, must have been in the same rush :D )
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:17 pm

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:11 pm
Just watched the video, I like the 360 aerial rotation but was wondering just how easy (too easy?) that guard slides off the big Red Button?
What's your opinion?

(Mine is due as well, must have been in the same rush :D )
I worked on the principle that it stays inside the neoprene bag that has a plastic clip over the top of the unit to hold it in, then it has the neoprene flap that velcros closed so it shouldn’t come undone.
They all have their own short comings so I guess it’s a trade off as to what’s important to you
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