Originally Posted by JohnnyMW
I'm new to ribbing and wondered if there was any advice on the type of lifejacket for rib cruising? Automatic, self inflating it's a minefield. Also what best for children aged 6 and 8?? Any thoughts much appreciated.
Welcome to rib.net - beware the question that generates 20 answers none of which answer your question just tell you what they do for their boating.
So I'm not going to answer just ask more questions:
What risks have you identified? And other than life jackets what have you done to control those risks?
What do you mean by rib cruising? What is your cruising ground? What is your worst cruising conditions you'd plan to be out in? How sure are you conditions wouldn't deteriorate?
What gear are you wearing? Shorts & t shirt, wet suit, oilskins dry suit?
If you go for a swim who can rescue you?
Do u cruise alone?
What distress alerting kit do you carry?
What do you do alongside cruising... Ringos , skiing etc? Swimming? Launch procedure or marina?
Probability of night rescue or fog rescue?