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Old 08 May 2009, 10:37   #1
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After witnessing a MOB over Easter (recovered safely) we have invested in a couple of THESE. They don't come with instructions but I guess it's fairly clear what you do with it...release it and chuck it......apart from...what's the 2m of rope around the horseshoe for?

Does the poor MOB use this to secure the lifebuoy to himself/herself? Or what?
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Hi yes i have one of these and thankfully I have not had to use it in ernest!! The rope around it is a grab plus you can attach your throw line to it so you do not loose it in a windy day, hope this helps. Sorry to say but i thought the price was bit steep.

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apart from...what's the 2m of rope around the horseshoe for?
Grab handle, I think. When cold, it would easier to maintain a grip on the rope than the lump of foam, especially in waves. The extra length would be a retrieval device after someone missed with the initial toss.

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Sorry to say but i thought the price was bit steep.

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So did I, so I shopped around and found them much cheaper and still branded as Ocean Safety
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Grab handle, I think
Yes, considered that. Thing is though, apart from passing through four or so sewn in loops, the rope is free at the ends although there is a ring at one end and a low rent plastic carbiner type thing at the other (both attached to nothing other than the rope itself). Grab the rope and pull it and it comes loose or potentially comes away completely Just what you want as you drink a pint of seawater

Or am I still missing a trick?
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I was walking around Port Solent Superstore today and saw some auto inflating horse shoe lifebouys and inflatable personal Danbouys. Anyone with experience of these?
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Yes, considered that. Thing is though, apart from passing through four or so sewn in loops, the rope is free at the ends although there is a ring at one end and a low rent plastic carbiner type thing at the other (both attached to nothing other than the rope itself). Grab the rope and pull it and it comes loose or potentially comes away completely Just what you want as you drink a pint of seawater

Or am I still missing a trick?
No I dont think you are that was the way mine was I attached it to itself at one and the other I left around my bracket where I store my throw line so if need be I attach. Hope this helps.
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doctor doctor i feel like a bar of soap...

...well thats lifebuoy

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doctor doctor i feel like a bar of soap...

...well thats lifebuoy

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