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Old 22 September 2008, 07:07   #1
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Stearns rescue buoyancy aid - colour red

I have a rescue style buoyancy aid for sale - its longer in the body then a kayaking buoyancy aid and so gives much greater protection to your body. It also have several straps for a secure fit like a jetski buoyancy aid.

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Old 22 September 2008, 07:16   #2
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90 quid for a bouyancy aid that has been well used and someone has taken a knife to the inside of, doesn't have the leg straps. Your ambitious!
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Firstly it's in great condition - not far off like new.

Secondly they had added a lot of extra foam on the front pouch to protect you from rocks when stuck in a fast flowing river. This adds a lot of bulk to the front - half of which I have carefully removed. The cut is inside a pocket and not really noticeable.

Lastly the leg straps are just two sections of 25mm webbing with a std 25mm plastic clip on each end. Not that expensive!

Lastly I paid the retail price which was 150 plus import tax and postage.

I am open to offers and no one has to buy it

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the foam at the front is mainly there to turn a casualty on his back when being rescued using the chest harness . without it there is a good chance of being pulled underwater face down if the chest harness and cowtail is used as intended on moving water .
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Hi - sorry to correct you but on this one it is not.

The vest has foam all around it - much more then a normal PFD due to it's longer length. The foam at the front is extra to that is is not enough to rotate a casualty on to their back as that would also get in the way when swimming.

The role of this section is to protect the gap in the vest and the plastic buckles that secure the vest at the front, and also to provide greater impact protection to the rescuer.

Removing them has just made the vest like a normal PFD with a large flat pocket on the front.

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Old 23 September 2008, 13:42   #6
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Now sold - cheers,

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