I have an unregistered ACR ResQLink™+ PLB which I’m considering exchanging for an Ocean Signal Rescue Me PLB1 because the latter is smaller, weighs less, and easily fits into my PFD pocket. The ACR fits, but not at all easily.
ACR purchased Ocean Signal, so it’s the same company behind both PLBs.
The owner’s manual for each PLB instructs to keep them out of water if you need a rescue. Easy enough to do if you’re lost in the middle of the desert, but if you’re bobbing around in waves while trying to hang on to your boat and/or paddle, does that mean you have to do a Statue of Liberty pose with the activated PLB in your outstretched hand?
Or am I overthinking this? Thanks.