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Old 22 March 2007, 18:10   #11
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Not necessarily. On an open RIB maybe but on most boats with cabins it's the other way around.
Silly me! There I was, thinking this was a RIB forum . . .

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Old 22 March 2007, 18:23   #12
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Yes .. I've had an auto blow up in my face when I least expected it, whilst at the helm due to the 'pill' getting damp I think. It (vest) was never dunked at all , but they will be less reliable after a season IMHO, and I concluded the triggers should be changed every year
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Old 22 March 2007, 19:00   #13
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Silly me! There I was, thinking this was a RIB forum . . .

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And there was me thinking quite a few RIBs have cabins these days......
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I funniest time I had with an auto life jacket going off when not expecting it, was when my boat filled with water on the mooring (warsash is bad for it) during some really rough weather... I had a couple of life jackets in my front pod seat, and they had gotten wet!... I undone the catch on the jockey seat and there was this explosion sound, two life jackets finished inflating, pod seat top flew open, and I jumped back onto the pontoon!
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Not necessarily. On an open RIB maybe but on most boats with cabins it's the other way around. There was a classic example a whole ago when a plane crashed onto a beach - the lifejackets WERE manual but the passengers panicked and inflated them anyway - many drowned because of it.
Drowned on the beach?

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Drowned on the beach?

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Who rattled you cage today - or are you just determind to wind me up - chill man!!!

The plane did crash along a beach but ended up in shallow water(tide was in). I saw a Discovery programme on it and the Captain specifically told people NOT to inflate their lifejackets - which of course people ignored!!!
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Silly me! There I was, thinking this was a RIB forum . . .

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What's happening John old boy; is no-it-all codspawn getting to you as well?
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Old 23 March 2007, 14:46   #18
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What's happening John old boy; is no-it-all codspawn getting to you as well?

Wondered when you would jump on the waggon....
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Who rattled you cage today - or are you just determind to wind me up - chill man!!!
Not my fault. You were the one posting all this stuff.

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The plane did crash along a beach but ended up in shallow water(tide was in). I saw a Discovery programme on it and the Captain specifically told people NOT to inflate their lifejackets - which of course people ignored!!!
Little different than crashing "on the beach".

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