Old Epirb - what to do

 My old Epirp battery date has passed but it still works.

I bought a new one but was thinking of still keeping the old one on the boat. Thus have 2.

Is this OK to do or should I just appropriately dispose it

Neels 

 

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It’s fine to have 2.

Sat, 2018-09-29 06:23

It’s fine to have 2. Preferably in a different spot to the primary.  

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Sat, 2018-09-29 07:22

i keep 2 on my boat. The registered one is in the holder. The old one is in an overboard bag with an old set of flares.

 

just remember to check the battery every 12 months or so. 

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 As above x 3

Sat, 2018-09-29 08:29

 As above x 3

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Done

Sat, 2018-09-29 16:47

 I have 2 now

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Or...

Sat, 2018-09-29 18:56

If you are into 4wd and/or go out alone or out remote etc, keep the old one in the car.

My old non-gps version lives in the car.

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 Yep I’ve got three of them

Sat, 2018-09-29 19:11

 Yep I’ve got three of them in my dingy. 

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 All good and thank youWas

Sun, 2018-09-30 07:57

 All good and thank you

Was hoping to get an opinion from someone in Sea Rescue as to the legality of this 

Ps both GPS

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So far I’ve seen one comment

Sun, 2018-09-30 10:19

So far I’ve seen one comment by an ex sea rescue skipper and another one by a bloke that owned an ex rescue boat.... 

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Sorry Dodgy

Mon, 2018-10-01 07:38

Didn't know that. Thank you for the feedback then

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Epirb Battery

Sun, 2018-09-30 09:22

Are you not allowed to replace the battery with verification of the new battey date ?

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Sun, 2018-09-30 10:01

Yes you are however as I recall the epirb needs to be sent to the eastern states and by the time you factor in postage etc the costs are similar to purchasing a new one. 

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Info for you.

Sun, 2018-09-30 09:39

http://kti.com.au/epirbs/

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 I recall that we used to

Sun, 2018-09-30 11:50

 I recall that we used to have to have two on the big boat, one outside and one inside.

all crew need personal ones so there is no limit