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Old 01 January 2011, 15:29   #1
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Whats the best lifejacket on the market to buy?
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Old 01 January 2011, 15:50   #2
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Whats the best lifejacket on the market to buy?
i have invested in a couple of these

http://www.crewsaver.co.uk/Crewsaver....html?catid=92
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Old 01 January 2011, 16:18   #3
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Good Lord, 200!

They do look to be the mutt's.

My New Year's Resolution is to keep the yokes I have at the mo., but to be more vigilant as regards servicing and fitting to individual users.
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i have invested in a couple of these

http://www.crewsaver.co.uk/Crewsaver....html?catid=92
They're on my list for a future purchase. I had a long chat with the Crewsaver guys at the SBS, and I was quite impressed with the product. Whilst all LJ's clearly have to meet the standard, there was a sense of quality and reliability about the design of the Crewsaver models which I liked. Compact and tight fitting. I was also persuaded that it was pretty pointless not wearing the crotch strap.
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Old 01 January 2011, 16:34   #5
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Mines a Crewsaver Crewfit, not sure what Newtons it is, around 150N I think.
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Old 01 January 2011, 16:52   #6
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We have 275n Crewsavers, tried cheaper ones in the past but they didn't last. We sometimes use flotation suits and it is recommended that you use a larger LJ when you do, plus deflated they really aren't any bigger.
We always use the crotchstraps..........
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Whilst I've not had the chance to try these myself I have been told that they are very comfortable to wear, especially over extended periods; http://www.oceansafety.com/kru-sport...inflation.aspx
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Whilst I've not had the chance to try these myself I have been told that they are very comfortable to wear, especially over extended periods; http://www.oceansafety.com/kru-sport...inflation.aspx
I've got a couple of these. I'm not known as a lifejacket wearing expert and haven't got much to compare then but would still say they are pretty good.

They're designed to fit quite high up, keeping out of the way of your front pockets etc, good idea but it does feel a bit weird and takes getting used to.
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Another vote for Kru - We'll probably be using them in the new race boat under the harnesses as well.
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Old 02 January 2011, 04:30   #10
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another one for kru, i've been wearing one for doing the yacht racing events for the RYA i didn't really like wearing one when i'm mostly stationary all day but these are really comfortable
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