A Conversation With Ocean Signal About AIS POB Beacons

Steve Moore, Product Manager at Ocean Signal, gave me a call about the issues we raised in an article on problems Phyllis and I had found with their MOB1 person overboard (POB) beacon. (If you didn't read that article, please do so now, otherwise this one will make no sense to you.) Here's what we discussed, along with a couple of other thoughts on water activation and AIS/PLB combo beacons.

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John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 18 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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