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Old 20 September 2011, 13:28   #11
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I use one of these - Polar Bears Rescue Online Shop when playing in a PFD or a manual crewsaver lifejacket.

Both work well and each has their own pros and cons.

Wouldn't go near the autos, too close to the water for that
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I use one of these - Polar Bears Rescue Online Shop when playing in a PFD or a manual crewsaver lifejacket.

Both work well and each has their own pros and cons.

Wouldn't go near the autos, too close to the water for that
POA - is it safe to assume that like any boat described that way it is out of my budget?
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When you're down at the boat show try to get along to one of the RNLI sea Safety sessions at the 'sea kitchen theatre'.

We were there on Sunday sheltering from a rain shower and watched an actually quite interesting talk by a guy from the RNLI on chosing and using a lifejacket. He was around afterwards for people to talk to so might be worth a quick chat.

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When you're down at the boat show try to get along to one of the RNLI sea Safety sessions at the 'sea kitchen theatre'.

We were there on Sunday sheltering from a rain shower and watched an actually quite interesting talk by a guy from the RNLI on chosing and using a lifejacket. He was around afterwards for people to talk to so might be worth a quick chat.

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Thanks for the heads up Nasher, might well do. I'm going to have a look around and see if I can pick up a bargain at the show.
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You don't need to go to the boat show to get advice, contact your local lifeboat station sea safety officer...they will talk you through the options on lifejackets and general boat safety free charge...

If you pm your area I put you in contact with your local contact...

50N will make you buoyant , it gives you the extra buoyancy that you need to float.

Hence called buoyancy aids, lifejackets on the other hand will right unconscious person. So need to balance up what your going to do, is there company with you etc.

As polwart said s variety of solutions is prob the best option!

The main thing is you buy something that is not restrictive and you will wear it.

Hydrostatic Life Jackets are pretty good, but changing cylinders can be pig, and really do a 24 hr inflation test afterwards, so your advised to have spare second jacket incase of accident inflation.

I fell backwards in water when launching a boat with hydrostatic one, and was submerged and never went off...you supposed to be able to stand under a shower with one without going off!

I use a secumar 275 lifejacket in my rib, and it has not inflated despite being up in driving rain! this has a pill activation.

I do really fancy the Baltic Rib jacket if only they did in Black!

secumar bravo 100n lifejacket 25.50 !

bulky but might suit you - aspli.com is UK

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If you like the idea of a hybrid, but the Baltic is a bit "ouch" on the wallet - have a look at the Crewsaver Harvester.
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