Originally Posted by Poly
I'd suggest that is probably a bad idea. IF you really want to reduce bouyancy let air out the valve. That way you are still wearing the jacket, still have some air left in it, and can try to reinflate by mouth when you realise that its much further to swim than it looks!
I don't know how many Newtons my RIB is....but pretty sure there ain't a Life Jacket out there that comes close!
Swimming very far from an unsinkable Island?
that's easy to spot from air land and Sea????Nah...that's why we wear our K.C's!
I've been dumped in the drink twice whilst sitting on the tubes of heavily loaded Dive Rib...when stuffed...believe me swimming any real distance even with a Dry suit(especially without Fins!) let alone + a big Life Jacket is a Pipe Dream!
Kill Cords / LJ's and Stay with the Boat!!