It hit me over the weekend that I don't need to buy a personal EPIRB (otherwise known as a Personal Locator Beacon, PLB). I can rent one. I have absolutely no need for one outside of this race and there are a lot of other ways to spend $600+.
I've only found one place, PLB Rentals (good descriptive name), but am trying to find other sources. Interestingly enough, it's cheaper to rent a big EPIRB for the boat from BoatUS than this personal one. Of course, I'm not going to lug 15 pounds of EPIRB onto watch with me every night. And it's still cheaper than buying.
Any advice on other rental outfits, comments are open.