SKIPPERSMATE - mates looking after mates

SkippersMate.com.au is a business managed by Peter J Hackett to supply marine and now land based safety equipment designed to protect and identify where you are when you are either boating, sailing, conducting outdoor activities like bushwalking or outback 4x4 travelling.


We started selling the VHF Marine Radio Operators Handbook & 150 Examination questions and answers product, and have since expanded the range based on personal experience and customer demand.


Having a marine rescue background, many of the products have been chosen because of their design & purpose to Save Life, be it on water or land.


With over 30 years of customer sales contact, the one thing that makes CBTC different from many other sellers is that we are “Easy To Deal With”. That’s why we value your Feedback and Product Reviews – We only wish more buyers would provide comments.

  1. Steve Collins had a plan for his retirement, to buy a boat and sail it to New Zealand

    by , 20-12-2014 at 05:01 PM (SKIPPERSMATE - mates looking after mates)
    Spend a few minutes as a Skipper and just think about your crew while watching his story - beacon activated, lifejackets on.

    Steve Collins had a plan for his retirement, to buy a boat and sail it to New Zealand. Not long after setting off things started to go wrong leading to a dramatic rescue off the Australian coast. Steve came to visit the men and women at AMSA who coordinated his rescue and told us his story.

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  2. What happens when your EPIRB or PLB distress beacon is activated? - ask AMSA.

    by , 20-12-2014 at 04:50 PM (SKIPPERSMATE - mates looking after mates)

    Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) are responsible for all maritime search and rescue in Australia.


    How long before a distress signal is received?



    A distress beacon (EPIRB or PLB) with an encoded (GPS) location is usually detected by the RCC and located within minutes. Distress beacons that do not have the capability to provide an encoded position also provide an initial alert to the RCC within minutes, but there will be no associated position. If ...
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