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Old 14 June 2009, 15:01   #1
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My daughter accidentally inflated her life jacket today - fortunately as we were mooring at our final stop.

I've had a quick scan but can't find a supplier for a 38 gram CO2 cartridge - it's to fit a KRU XS175 jacket.

Is there somewhere that specialises in such things?
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Old 14 June 2009, 15:09   #2
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Force 4 should stock them http://www.force4.co.uk/
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Try www.lifejackets.co.uk, they seem to list a 38gm catridge for a Remploy jacket.
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I assume from the immediateness of your reply and the lack of contary indication that she was OK. Hope very much that the assumption was right.

If so, it would be interesting to know how it was activated and what type of life-jacket it was.: manual, water or pressure triggered? And did she do it herself (accidentally or intentionally) or by falling into the water?

We, as a crew, all use the pressure tiggered ones (which have the manual over-ride, of course) but have never had to use them.

I note that one of the pressure tiggered jackets on the Conway cruise failed to inflate and am concerned. Anyone any thoughts?
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She managed to catch the toggle in the top of a jockey seat as she was moving towards the back of the boat at slow speed - it is a manual jacket with a toggle on the wearer's right side.

She was absolutely fine, not too shocked as it was more a comedy moment than a worrying one!

Thanks for the replies on suppliers, I'll check them out.....



Thanks for the link on Seasafe Tony - half the price! Ordered from there....
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I note that one of the pressure tiggered jackets on the Conway cruise failed to inflate and am concerned. Anyone any thoughts?
Did Kevin try to / manage to manually trigger it when it failed to autoinflate?

If it completely failed then I would guess the gas bottle wasn't as tight as it should be. If it was just the auto mechanism didn't fire then I wonder if it was because he was wearing a flotation suit - and so the trigger may not have been deep enough in the water (30cm?) to trigger it.
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I note that one of the pressure tiggered jackets on the Conway cruise failed to inflate and am concerned. Anyone any thoughts?
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If it was just the auto mechanism didn't fire then I wonder if it was because he was wearing a flotation suit - and so the trigger may not have been deep enough in the water (30cm?) to trigger it.
Not 'enough' water pressure can be an issue with the Hammar type. They do need a few inches of water to ensure release. As Polwart says, depends if the manual override was used though.
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Neil, when you buy the replacement bottle, think about buying enough that you can keep spares on board. If your daughter had activated the jacket at the start rather than the end of your activity, unless you have a spare bottle with you, you would have had to decide whether to leave the jacket inflated for the duration ... or one of several less appealing alternatives!
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Neil, when you buy the replacement bottle, think about buying enough that you can keep spares on board. If your daughter had activated the jacket at the start rather than the end of your activity, unless you have a spare bottle with you, you would have had to decide whether to leave the jacket inflated for the duration ... or one of several less appealing alternatives!
Hi Ian

Yes, I bought another 5.

But thanks for the catch.....
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