Summer Safety

Summer cruising is commencing but we must all be aware of the risks. These key safety products help keep you safe at sea.


Furuno BR500 BNWAS

PROs:

  • Meets IMO resolution MSC.128(75) for BNWAS
  • Quick access push keys for Navigation Officer's Call and Emergency Call
  • Set-up menu is protected by password

CONs:

McMurdo FAST FIND 220 PLB

PROs:

  • Includes neoprene buoyancy pouch
  • Does not require a subscription
  • 6 year battery life (storage)

CONs:

  • Unit itself does not float
  • Battery not user replaceable, must be replaced at a service center

Kannad Marine SafeLink EPRIB with GPS

PROs:

  • Integral 20 channel GPS
  • Transmits on 406 and 121.5 MHz
  • 72 comprehensive diagnostic and self-tests during battery life

CONs:

  • Certain restrictions on battery replacement

Raymarine CAM100

PROs:

  • Available in NTSC or PAL format
  • Standard or reversed-imaged versions offered
  • High-resolution at 752 x 582 Pixels

CONs:

  • Not discrete
  • Bulky design

Maretron SIM100 Switch Indicator Module

PROs:

  • NMEA 2000 certified
  • Can monitor numerous detectors and switches
  • Reverse battery protection

CONs:

  • Large footprint
  • Cost for single switch use

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