Got the new EPIRB a week or so ago. I am happy that Kannad was kind enough to replace it, but a bit sad that they sent a different model. The new unit has a large spring out antenna and is deeper and wider than the old one. The previous unit was sleek and smaller. It won’t fit as nicely where the old one was. Not a big deal. An EPIRB that will work when you need it is.
We received an email from NOAA this morning notifying us that Kannad is recalling our SafeLink EPIRB.
The recalled models are:
K1202311 – EPIRB SafeLink Manual+ GPS
K1202367 – EPIRB SafeLink Auto GPSKannad
Here’s the link to more information, http://www.sfpo.se/UserFiles/CM003_SAFELINK_Recall_Safety_Not.pdf
If you have one, here is the link to the site to get yours replaced, http://www.safelinkepirbsupport.co.uk
The silver lining in this is we likely get a new EPIRB out of the deal.
Update 3.8.16: Our new EPIRB should arrive Thursday. The process has been painless. Filled out a web form and exchanged a couple emails. That’s it so far.
I don’t know about your boat, but we have collected a drawer full of manuals and documentation for the various electronics and gizmos on Archimedes. While we occasionally reference one from time to time, they mostly just take up space. Our solution is an iPad and an app called Good Reader ($4.99).