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Old 28 February 2010, 09:02   #1
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Life jackets, Buoyancy Aids, PFD's............

Whats the best sort of PFD to have while using my sib? I plan to ringo, snorkel, fish etc. Am I better off getting a manual life jacket or a buoyancy aid?

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Old 28 February 2010, 09:03   #2
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From a previous thread it seemed that a auto lifejacket was best best for use in the SIB and a buoyancy aid for using doughnuts, skiing etc.
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I was thinking that, perhaps I should just wear both? haha. Anyone recommend a decent make to go for?
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I like crewsaver.
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I was thinking that, perhaps I should just wear both? haha. Anyone recommend a decent make to go for?

Yak / Crewsaver BA's are good, Yak's have pockets.

http://www.crewsaver.co.uk/Crewsaver/Home/index.html
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Depnds how rough you are ,,if you are going to tiptoe about bording from a jetty or marina and not hoping to get too wet go for an auto lifejacket but if your going to do a lot of beaching or wading about exploring go for a bouyancy aid or a manual lifejacket ,,,, what ever you get,, try to get them fitted with crutch straps ,,,i personally use both foam and manual inflation lifejackets depends what i am doing ,
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Im going to be getting wet for sure so a manual inflation is a definate. Looks like i'll have to get both.

One more question, Why is boating so expensive?!
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Im going to be getting wet for sure so a manual inflation is a definate. Looks like i'll have to get both.

One more question, Why is boating so expensive?!
Because we're mugs and pay the prices!

I personally use a manual inflation too but it seemed most were using auto's.
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Yeah I think manual is the way forward for me. I don't fancy spending 15 for a re-arming pack everytime it inflates!
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Yeah I think manual is the way forward for me. I don't fancy spending 15 for a re-arming pack everytime it inflates!
aaahhhh but you would think different if you were selling them ,,,lol
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