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To discuss safety issues and their direct affects on kayaks and kayak fishing. Do it but do it safely!
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Joined: Tue May 12, 2009 8:10 pm
Kayak Make: Kaskazi
Kayak Model: Dorado 2
VHF Call Sign: help
Location: Earth

Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:07 am

Anyone know much about these just seen them in a mag?? under $500 ... vAodslQAxA" onclick=";return false;

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Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:55 pm
Kayak Make: Kaskazi
Kayak Model: Dorado
Location: West Auckland

Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:44 am

I've been considering one also. Ten year battery life is attractive.
Interested in any feedback.

Hurley Burley
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Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Espri Angler
Location: Taranaki

Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:58 am

That $500 won't include subscription charges to the satellite company, or charges for calls made received. Find out how much these are before thinking $500 is cheap.
I had a very quick look at the website for charges, but got bored trying to work out all the different tariff / call options available...
Do you go out of cell range? If not a good waterproof bag /holder for the cell could be a better option. Smart phones have all the tracking options available as apps these days.

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Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:23 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400
VHF Call Sign: ZMT-7387
Location: Nelson

Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:39 am

It wasn't clear to me who the SOS function went to?
"No good story begins with a salad"
Viking Profish 400Stolen!! Yellow/Black
'Zespri' Viking Espri
Viking 2+1 Stolen!! Orange/yellow with scratch along one side

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