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Old 12 July 2009, 18:59   #1
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Taking safety seriously...

Good to see that these Portrush Divers take safety seriously by ensuring everyone on-board is wearing a PFD!






Taken at Portrush, N. Ireland during our Round Ireland trip
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Old 21 July 2009, 17:28   #2
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I think its more to do with if the dog falls in they can just hook him out, some people think its funny dogs wearing lifejackets, but if you are in a yacht you cant just reach down a pick a dog out of the water, but if he had a lifejacket witha handle on, then you can just hook it up!!
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Old 27 July 2009, 08:23   #3
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I think its more to do with if the dog falls in they can just hook him out, some people think its funny dogs wearing lifejackets, but if you are in a yacht you cant just reach down a pick a dog out of the water, but if he had a lifejacket witha handle on, then you can just hook it up!!
There are some other pics on here with a couple in a RIB with a Border Collie wearing some kind of vest with a handle on the back. Is this kind of thing just to help get Fido out of the water, or does it have some form of floatation in it?

In other words does it inflate in the water?

We have a dog and when I finally get a RIB (might need a crane to get in it by then) we'd like to take ours along.
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Old 27 July 2009, 09:13   #4
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It doesn't inflate, its more of a buoyancy aid for hounds.
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Old 27 July 2009, 12:14   #5
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yes a buoyancy aid. The handle worked well to retrieve our dog after it was stretched between the jetty (front legs) and the bow of a hardboat (back legs) as the boat slowly drifted away from the edge. Amazing the number of rpm's a dog's back legs can reach when seeking grip on a newly polished bit of grp before finally propelling said animal into the oggin
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I was onboard a yacht about 25 years ago when the dog (sans lifejacket) went in and it was very very difficult to recover her-specially as we were coming alongside a pontoon in Dartmouth at the time.
The handle would have been a godsend.
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There are some other pics on here with a couple in a RIB with a Border Collie wearing some kind of vest with a handle on the back.
I think you are referring to BruceB whos mutt likes a bit of sea air

As to the vest, they are damned handy , and that handle on the top is good for moving the hound on and off the boat, I have one for my cocker spaniel, and the only thing you need to watch is that they dont get left in it if its really sunny, as they can heat up quick
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Old 27 July 2009, 14:35   #8
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Yep, most probably my mutt in his lifejacket. It is his second crewsaver and they have built in bouyancy.
They work really well, apart from the time the missus put it on upside down. We would just have seen four legs sticking straight up in the water if I hadn't have noticed and turned it round!
Ours comes out regularly to all sorts of places as long as it isn't too rough as it seems to like it. see
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Old 27 July 2009, 14:49   #9
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Apart from being a lovely looking day , how on earth in the first 10 secs did you get crews feet in that position ! how did you get them out again !

oh and attached smaller dog lifejacket - it really does allow you to pick him up with one hand !
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Even though we have a "water" dog - poodle, we also put a jacket on for the times one needs to retreave it after trying to chase seagulls(!) or give it a hand on and off.
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