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  1. Check Your EPIRB's Expiry Date and save a few dollars...

    by , 13-10-2014 at 05:58 PM (SKIPPERSMATE - mates looking after mates)
    Recently I was talking to a client who had an old GME M400 and found that his AMSA registration expiry label date was a year ahead of the EPIRB expiry date. How AMSA go that one wrong, he had no idea why that had happened, but for safety sake and operational reliability, he decided it replace it with a KTI Safety Alert EPIRB... why? because it had a battery expiry of October 2025 and he reasoned that by the time replacement was due, it would not be worth mucking around with battery replacement. ...
  2. New to Tweed area, after tips,hints on fishing hot spots, catching bait fish ect...

    Hey everyone,
    Just moved to Tweed Heads from central Victoria , Just chasing someone with experience around these waters maybe even a deck hand to help me out. Just want advise heading out the Tweed bar, hot spots offshore, bait to use, catching live baits, just after as much advice as possible before heading offshore just been fishing the river.


    Thanks in advance
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  3. Is your beacon (EPIRB) registration sticker due to expire?

    by , 25-04-2014 at 05:32 PM (SKIPPERSMATE - mates looking after mates)
    It's coming on to 5+ years since the change over of the old analogue to digital 406MHz EPIRBs were introduced into Australia, so there are two things to keep in mind.

    One, the battery expiry date - is it current and if not dispose the EPIRB at Battery World and get a new one or get the battery replaced.
    Two, check your registration sticker and get the information on AMSA's database updated - it's FREE. Register here

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  4. GPS vs non-GPS

    by , 24-04-2014 at 05:16 PM (SKIPPERSMATE - mates looking after mates)
    In summary the answer is simple... GPS. Just ask yourself as the skipper - How long do you want your crew and kids floating in the water wanting to found.

    Read more info from the horses mouth and someone who won't be involved in the search.. AMSA GPS EPIRB

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  5. Quintrex or Stacer

    Quote Originally Posted by Noelm View Post
    You see there's the problem, the dealer is the face/contact of Telwater, they do not deal with the public, even though we expect them to, if your Holden has a problem, do you call GM? if your TV breaks down, do you call Samsung?
    Noel you forgot to mention the way boats are driven and cared for or lack there of by some boaties and yes I have been quintrex owner never had a problem
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