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Old 10 April 2015, 18:36   #11
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A 290N is pretty heavy on the neck for all day use on an open rib (tried it and suffered) When inflated its restrictive for swimming and sight. Commercially the 275N gives more buoyancy if you're wearing a tool belt but my gut feel is that's overkill for leisure. difficult to cover all eventualities but a 195N seems to me to be the best compromise when out playing.
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Old 10 April 2015, 18:55   #12
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Overboard Solo and without any other RIB/cover is a serious Shit Storm for sure....can't remember the last time I was both....oh yeah last October when we sepparated 10 miles off Landsend in Fog on the way to the Scillies.
In that situation I'd be glad to be wearing a Dry suit and have my EPRIB handy...like I was/did in fact!
Have we missed a little story for the 'confessions' thread?
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A 290N is pretty heavy on the neck for all day use on an open rib (tried it and suffered) .

I've done many full days in a Spinlock Deckvest 275 and I find it just as comfy as the Crewsaver Ergofit 190 OS I had before it. I did have to take the time to fit it properly.
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Have we missed a little story for the 'confessions' thread?
Maybe if I was Helming!!..after over 300+ dives in the 80s and 90s in all conditions things happen
Although I would add the Cox on both occasions was a Certain Nick Chipchase...also the Guy who dumped himself and two others in the drink for nearly two days!...before they were picked up by a local Skipper,who was searching in a totally different location then the "Pro's"!
They were in sight of land all the time by the way....in full Diveing dry suits thankfully...and if there was ANY WAY of swimming in they would certainly have done so
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Haven't tried the Spinlock Deckvest, it must be better designed than one I tried It was pants, the over inflation exhaust valve vented into the well where your mouth sits - breathing in CO2 makes your head spin😝
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A kill cord will stop you getting run over by your boat, but if you are solo then it's no guarantee that you'll be able to get back to the boat.
Always wondered why not use a long safety line in this situation? As long as it's longer than the kill cord then the boat will stop and you'll still be attached to it.
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We have the Crewsaver Ergofit 290 oc's & wore them for around 400 nm last year at Oban & then throughout the summer. Very comfy, tbh you don't know you you're wearing them. We wear drysuits pretty much all the time when we're out, unless it's exceptionally warm & sunny. We've not had cause to try & swim in the lifejackets yet, but I suspect that's a moot point. I carry PLB/rescue laser/knife/Handheld about my person when underway. We got the lifejackets at the 2013 London Boat show direct from the Crewsaver Rep on the Andark stand, we were playing him off against the Spinlock guys on their stand, we tried both jackets on & there wasn't much between them, when it came to the "deal" the Crewsaver guy won hands down, a big chunk off the RRP, & he chucked in:- re-arming kits, line cutters, twin elasticated lanyards, storage bag... it was getting embarrassing even for a Yorkshireman

Spend time setting them up & adjusting them & they should be comfortable.
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