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Old 06 January 2011, 12:07   #31
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Originally Posted by 9D280 View Post
built in EPRIB
I assume you mean a built in PLB? I didn't know boats had their own lifejackets (there is a difference!)

On topic though, we've used a selection of lifejackets over the years, both in aviation and on the boat. On the boat we have used a selection of LJs firstly the Zodiac Sailmate or something, came free with the Pro and totally unsuited to RIBs, the salt activated mechanism has gone of countless times and the one time I actually fell in the water it failed to inflate properly, this we later found out was because the salt tablet system was so rare, when we had last had the unit repacked & had a new cylinder it had not been done correctly so half the gas had leaked and it only inflated to a fraction of what it should have. Useless if I had been unconcious

Nowadays we use bog standard Marinepools with hammar 20n inflation and retrofitted crotch straps. Looking to add spray hood and possibly light as of tomorrow - boatshow.

Incidentally, has anyone noticed how in the glossy promos the bikini clad bunch lounged on the sundeck now sport aviation type LJs, tucked in their little pouch around their waist, fine in an aircraft with time to put them over your head but useless with cold water shock etc. seems like the manufacturers are just jumping through a hoop whilst actually setting a bad example, the pouch type LJs cant save your life when their tucked up on your waist.
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Old 06 January 2011, 12:18   #32
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Originally Posted by gotchiguy View Post
I assume you mean a built in PLB? I didn't know boats had their own lifejackets (there is a difference!)
As I understand it, all PLB's are EPIRB's but not all EPIRB's are PLB's. Comprende?
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Old 07 January 2011, 03:01   #33
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EPRIB= Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon

As Erin says, it doesn't specify what it's locating in the emergency.

I was only trying to illustrate a point........
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Old 24 January 2011, 07:41   #34
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I would recommend ensuring whichever lifejacket you buy ensure it has a spray cover

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