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Old 20 December 2009, 19:11   #31
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Consider getting a strobe instead of a normal bulb.

Much better than a blinking bulb.

It's interesting that nobody has really mentioned the benefits of having a h/h vhf on them though. A few MIAB reports have recommended them after ejections.

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It's interesting that nobody has really mentioned the benefits of having a h/h vhf on them though. A few MIAB reports have recommended them after ejections.
I think it was mentioned in the original ejection thread though.
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I think it was mentioned in the original ejection thread though.
There is also the PLB thread where the priorities of various personal safety gear have been mentioned, H/H VHF being among them.

On a trip a while ago I asked another boat if they all had VHFs on their person, "no we only have the one" was the reply, so I gave them one of my spares; it got put in the console with the first one.
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I believe most Baltic life jackets can be retro- fitted.

Lights - I love the the Aqua-Spec AQ98, water activated, very small and as used by MOD.


Baltic do indeed do a very good hood that can be fitted to just about any l/j.
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If you're male, I recommend two crotch straps fastening each off centre for obvious reasons.

Edit: Come to think of it, I recommend the same even if you're not male.
So a bit like save the meat but sod the veg
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