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Old 02-06-2012, 06:12 AM   #9
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RE: Overboard

rwidman wrote:Tony B wrote:
The 2 things that put us both at ease is

*1). Make sure your wife REALLY knows how to read a GPS and how to use the radio/radios for calling USCG or any other emergency sercice.

That's something that does concern me because my wife does not know any of this except how to follow a pre made route on the chart plotter.

I'm not sure I can teach her what she needs to know.* Just saying "push this knob, then turn this one" isn't going to cut it, she's not going to remember.

I wish I could get her to understand this stuff but I don't think it's going to happen.

I used to tell my kids when they were younger these three things as I DIDN'T want them learning too much about the radio. *

If you have a DSC Radio and it's registered AND connected to the GPS...all she should have to do is push the "red distress" button.

I would also teach her to push the EPIRB/PLB button.

My third instruction would be to shut down and drift or drive in circles slowly or drive it up on a sandy beach and wait
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