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Old 04 October 2013, 07:06   #31
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Good point, our jackets are due for service/re-arming, I'll put one on & fire it with the bits & bobs on it & see if I can get to everything.
I did this jumping off AJs boat a while back...the radio popped off and if not held on by lanyard would have floated away...!
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I did this jumping off AJs boat a while back...the radio popped off and if not held on by lanyard would have floated away...!
Aye, I've just added a lanyard & caribiner to mine + I have the remote mike which is also clipped on which should help.
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Old 04 October 2013, 07:57   #33
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I got a Standard Horizon handheld with GPS&DSC (as shown here). It works well, though may be a bit large to hold for people with small hands.

I also bought a Kannad SafeLink SOLO PLB at the boatshow last year, and wear it on my lifejacket belt. You can see it in Whisper's video. It's the small yellow pouch in the picture below.

I practiced reaching it when doing the sea safety course. You need it to be out of the way and unobtrusive for normal operations, but right there if you need it. I threw away the rubbish lanyard they supply, it is way too short, and made of very thin material. I replaced it with ~4ft of 3mm parachord coiled into the pouch and tied to my lifejacket harness.

As a bonus, when buying the PLB I won a personal Safelink MOB AIS thing too. I wouldn't have bought it, but not a bad freebie.
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Good point about locating the emergency gear where you can grab it or better still, wear it. I imagine if you fall out, your not going to have time to grab stuff.

London boat show, mmmm more shiny stuff to fondle.

*googles show dates*
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Good point about locating the emergency gear where you can grab it or better still, wear it. I imagine if you fall out, your not going to have time to grab stuff.

London boat show, mmmm more shiny stuff to fondle.

*googles show dates*
LBS is generally cr4p & I wouldn't make a special trip, however my mate lives in Potters Bar & gets free tickets so we make a weekend of it. Morning at Borough Market, afternoon at the show, curry in Brick lane & a few beers & last train back
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. Morning at Borough Market,
Neck half a dozen natives at Wright Bros off of Borough Market. 'Ansome. They run the Oyster farm on the Helford and my local, The Ferryboat Inn. Tell them that you're 'Friends of the Ferryboat' and you'll get 15% off.
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Neck half a dozen natives at Wright Bros off of Borough Market. 'Ansome. They run the Oyster farm on the Helford and my local, The Ferryboat Inn. Tell them that you're 'Friends of the Ferryboat' and you'll get 15% off.
Not sure what the name of the stall is, but it's under the railway viaduct across from Neals Yard cheese shop. We usually have half a dozen natives & half a dozen Pacifics, top brekky
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Make sure / you can access the radio / other equipment with your lifejacket inflated ...
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...good point well made..!

arriving on this thread a bit late, but anyone who has a Typhoon PS220 drysuit like mine, may be interested to know I have exchanged a few emails with Typhoon following my dunking, about some possible design improvements to the suit with regard to access to pockets, secure fastenings, and more accessible locations / design of pockets, specifically relating to a lifejacket being inflated over the top of the suit.
They have apparently had a meeting about a new design but I havnt heard anything further from them.
Hopefully there will be some improvements in the pipeline.
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...good point well made..!

arriving on this thread a bit late, but anyone who has a Typhoon PS220 drysuit like mine, may be interested to know I have exchanged a few emails with Typhoon following my dunking, about some possible design improvements to the suit with regard to access to pockets, secure fastenings, and more accessible locations / design of pockets, specifically relating to a lifejacket being inflated over the top of the suit.
They have apparently had a meeting about a new design but I havnt heard anything further from them.
Hopefully there will be some improvements in the pipeline.
Nice one, hopefully you might get a prototype to test
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