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Beneteau 40 Epirb Mounting Location

Apr 13, 2011
26
Beneteau 40 Chicago
Just purchased a ACR Manual Release EPIRB and looking for advice on where to mount it in the cabin...

Thanks
Chris

S/V TENACITY II
B40 #197
 
Jun 18, 2013
39
Beneteau 41.1 Glen Cove, NY
FWIW, after 3 years of mounting my EPRIB near the companionway in the galley using a Seasucker suction cup EPIRB mount, I've decided this year to keep it in my ACR Ditch bag in the lazarette. I've decided the scenarios where I will grab it and flip the switch manually as I abandon ship seem more likely than the scenarios where the boat is sinking up to the gunwhales and I need the EPIRB to deploy automatically. I'm a coastal cruiser, not a blue water sailor, and always a little concerned that some guest (or guest's kid) would find it attractive and play with it unbeknownst to the Captain.
 
Nov 8, 2010
10,812
Beneteau First 36.7 & 260 Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
Mount it within grabbing distance of the nav station. The nav station is designed in all boats for easy access to the companionway, and its probably the last place you'll stop on your way out for the last time.
 
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