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Old 25 November 2009, 01:33   #1
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275n Lifejacket

Hi All,
My Crewsaver 275n Plus lifejacket is now 3 years old a has had noticable UV damage (but does not leak), and I'm thiniking of replacing it.

Can you give me some ideas of alternative makes, or is Crewsaver still the best?

I use it 3 times a week every week.


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Old 25 November 2009, 01:54   #2
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If it doesn't leak, do you really need to replace it? Unless it's for cosmetic reasons and to look professional, I'd be inclined just to get it serviced and if it's still good - hang on to it.

If changing, I'm still a great fan of Crewsaver, but Secumar also do a 275N which is worth a look. I'm less of a fan of the Falcon and Plastimo jackets
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Old 25 November 2009, 03:38   #3
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Hi ian,
mant thanks for your reply. I don't want to change it for cosmetic reasons! Its due for its annual service in 3 months, and I just want some ideas if it does fail :-)

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is the CO2 cylinder sewn into a pocket or can you get to it, if so test it yourself and that wil let you know if it will pass the official test.
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Old 25 November 2009, 16:05   #5
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I don't want to change it for cosmetic reasons!
If the UV degradation is only to the outer cover, my guess is you'll be OK. Hope all goes well.
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I had my last crewsaver 275 for 5 years and it was heavily sun bleached as its used nearly every day, really comfortable to wear, when i inflated it on its last test it had a slight pin hole in the crease at the top of the jacket so i bought a new one .... good jackets.
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Old 26 November 2009, 12:54   #7
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I use the KRU life jackets these are good light and compact,,,seems to be wearing well too
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Viking are pretty tough too. Maybe worth looking at but crewsaver maybe cheaper.
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Has anyone tried Englands? We are thinking of stocking them but have not come across them until now.
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Had a blue Crewsaver 275 for the last three years. Worn it every day in the summer. Looks pretty faded. Recently got a Spinlock - looks a lot more pro IMHO
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