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Old 25 May 2016, 17:39   #1
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Life Jacket - what would you recomend ?

Just got a Rib, so now looking forward to do a bit of fishing with some sight seeing down the coast etc & wondered what you guys would recommend ?
I was thinking about something like this, as they seem unobtrusive to wear which would be good when fishing & crewsaver seem to be recognised as a respected make ??



What do you guys recommend & whats the merits,
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Old 25 May 2016, 18:19   #2
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I'm not going to recommend one, but things to consider:
Auto v manual
Dissolving pellet or hamar
Crotch Strap
Sprayhood
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150, 190 or 270 N
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I'll make it easier

Yes, something like that would be fine. Go for one with automatic inflation.
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Automatic for me too. Manuals might be a bit cheaper but can you guarantee that you will be conscious and/or able to operate it if you do end up in the water?
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Old 26 May 2016, 06:51   #5
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Here's a previous discussion for a bit more detail. There's loads more if you search the archives too.

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Go for hammer not pellet.

And make sure it has crotch straps - I am sure they all must have straps now anyway.

I use Spinlock and they are brilliant.
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I like Spinloc too, but if you can try the fit before buying so much the better, some do seem to be more comfortable than others 👍
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I'm not going to recommend one, but things to consider:
Auto v manual
Dissolving pellet or hamar
Crotch Strap
Sprayhood
Light
150, 190 or 270 N
And now SeaGo do a 305N Auto with harness and crotch straps
(£99.95 Force 4)
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