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    Nautilus or McDurmo?

    After a recent close shave, I was thinking about purchasing either a Nautilus or McDurmo PLB

    Has anyone got any recommendations?

    Thanks in advance

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    There was a thread recently about this. As they do slightly different things, or do what they do in different ways, I have both.


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    I searched for a related thread and nothing popped up. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dauk962 View Post
    I searched for a related thread and nothing popped up. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
    Let us know what you get and your thinking. I am seriously drawn to the Nautilus.

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    I'm leaning towards the Nautilus, as you do not need to register it to a vessel. Whereas you do with the Fast find. Which is a shame as the McDurmo is more compact and I already have a custom divers canister.

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    they do completely different things.

    the mcmurdo fastfind is a satellite distress system PLB that relies on the satellite being in view so may not elicit an immediate response but will be eventually picked up almost anywhere.

    The latest nautilus transmits a MOB alert with your position on AIS and DSC to vessels in the local area and has a limited range that depends on receiving antenna height (apparently 1-4 miles in tests, forget that 34 miles bollocks) but should be picked up fairly quickly by suitably equipped vessels.

    which is most suitable probably comes down to where you will be diving. in an area with loads of boat traffic the nautilus or a mcmurdo s10 AIS beacon would be my first choice, in more remote lonely places a PLB in a canister may be more appropriate.

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    The mcmurdo does not need to be registered to a vessel. Mines registered to me

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    I was actually only looking during the week. You can get the Nautilus for $160 posted
    Rememeber anything you read on the internet was probably written by some guy sitting at home in his underpants! Including this !!


 

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