EPIRB stands for “Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon”. At Toy Boat 2’s first launch, an EPIRB was the only truly reliable way to summon help when far offshore without a Satellite phone or Single Side-Band (SSB) radio. We chose an ACR Category II EPIRB, as described in our post “Small Boat Safety Offshore – Part VIII (Being Found)”
We chose to mount our EPIRB on the port side of the console initially.
Also note the electrical receptacle in the lower-left of the picture. This powers the on-board battery charger.