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Old 20 April 2006, 02:33   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Somerset
Make: Halmatic P22
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150 Diesel
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Aladdins cave have a well reviewed lifejacket - the Ocean Safety - for 70 on their website:

I'd certainly look at this one if I was in the market...

Also, as previously stated - crotch straps are a must, but a harness is only of use on a yacht - NEVER CLIP ON TO A RIB!

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Old 20 April 2006, 03:32   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Exmouth, Devon
Length: no boat
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The only problem you might have getting lifejackets mail order is with delivery. Technically they are classed as 'dangerous goods' by most carriers for purposes of air transport. This is due to the pressurised CO2 canister. And yes, they do check because I had some turned back! DHL are probably most difficult for this, others may be easier. Although I couldn't possibly condone it, you might be more fortunate with regular post - costs 10-12 airmail. Or you could wait a few weeks/months for surface delivery . . .

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Old 20 April 2006, 06:18   #13
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
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I have the delivery angle covered, I can get haz cargo shipped to the container stuffers that do all the other orders for the company I work for (which imports loads of stuff) and they can make the necessary arrangements.

Having said that ... you can buy CO2 canisters here anyway, are they all the same fitting? if not what do you have to look for?

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