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Old 30 September 2013, 14:32   #71
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thanks thats good to see, these are the style the kids jackets are
we'll get the same for us then
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Old 30 September 2013, 15:38   #72
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thanks thats good to see, these are the style the kids jackets are we'll get the same for us then

Well done I take back the comment I made
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Yep this ais what i meant PFD buoyancy aid
im seeing them from 20 to 150 do you need a approval mark or what things to look out for
Get the Kids to choose their own PFD jacket as they come in all kinds of fancy colors and designs etc ,just make shore they are the correct size etc
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if youre going to be towed then go for impact vests - as the name implies they are designed not to get ripped off when you take a high speed dunk ie impact the water. if you look at them you will notice they have maybe 4 or 5 straps rather than maybe one and a zip.
dont worry, you wont get told off for everything on ribnet - safety is the only thing that actually gets taken seriously on here!
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I sincerely hope you never need them in anger, but you are doing completely the right thing
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a pfd of some description would allow your body to be found for your family to bury - not fair on them to be left with nothing but a feeling of emptiness, and a head full of unanswered questions.
sorry if thats a bit heavy, but its true.
Late to the melee; LOL I suppose I should eat a can of beans before I head out on the water as to help search teams find my body for burial?
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Late to the melee; LOL I suppose I should eat a can of beans before I head out on the water as to help search teams find my body for burial?
I shouldn't bother IIWY. I spent/wasted several days helping look for the body of a young chap who had drowned while "swimming" beside a pontoon at the local harbour. He stayed submerged for 10 days and was found by divers. Marine life can quickly perforate the abdomen and thus prevent buoyancy building up. He was a very distressing discovery for the divers and his family were never allowed to see him.

FYI, the lad drowned in the company of friends. The lifeboat arrived about 20 minutes after he was lost. It took well over 200 people 10 days to find him. When I see people arguing about life jackets, I always remember him..

Currently there are two shore fishermen missing here, lost in different incidents in the past two weeks. Despite extensive searches, no bodies have been recovered.
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Old 08 October 2013, 05:54   #78
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Given the relatively low cost (in comparison to most things boaty) and the ease of wearing them I can't think of a reason not to wear one frankly !!
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I shouldn't bother IIWY. I spent/wasted several days helping look for the body of a young chap who had drowned while "swimming" beside a pontoon at the local harbour. He stayed submerged for 10 days and was found by divers. Marine life can quickly perforate the abdomen and thus prevent buoyancy building up. He was a very distressing discovery for the divers and his family were never allowed to see him.

FYI, the lad drowned in the company of friends. The lifeboat arrived about 20 minutes after he was lost. It took well over 200 people 10 days to find him. When I see people arguing about life jackets, I always remember him..

Currently there are two shore fishermen missing here, lost in different incidents in the past two weeks. Despite extensive searches, no bodies have been recovered.
Add to that the polish chap at ramore head a few weeks ago,

The fisherman who was pulled out of the water by south rock after his boat sank who said that if it wasn't for having been given a lifejacket not long before, that he wouldn't have made it waiting the 45 minutes to be found...

Rescue-fisherman's life saver gift - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
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apologies if already posted BUT...

a pretty graphic illustration of what many of us are saying, which new Sibbers should take a look at.

Three rescued from capsized RIB by Whitstable lifeboat crew

300 yards from shore in a Honwave 3.2 metre inflatable, wearing what look like PFD's rather than Lifejackets. The first casualty picked up - either badly fitting crotch strap or more likely none worn/fitted and look at how her head is almost disappearing inside the floatation device.
All ended well fortunately. Quick turnout from the RNLI
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