Originally Posted by beamishken
I think that's fairly standard we had one go off in a damp locker & it was flat when we found it
I haven't tried inflating one for a long period but I suspect that's why they have the manual tubes for topping up
Unless someone knows better of course but it wouldn't worry me unduly
To be honest, this is what I was thinking. Im only going to be using them inshore and on inland waters, certainly wouldn't be in the water for an hour plus! I probably wouldnt have thought it as a problem if I hadn't have seen in the instruction booklet it says to manually inflate and leave overnight to check.
Lets face it, if someone goes overboard the jacket is there to keep them afloat while I finish laughing and drag them back into the boat
If i was going out to sea I would be more concerned.
Im interested to know whether general concensus agrees with this or whether I should be looking at changing them