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Old 29 April 2008, 04:15   #11
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Also take a look at the Baltic website - they have a good guide to checking LJs. My only addition is to recommend using a bicycle pump or similar to inflate them because however much Listerine you use, bacteria and moisture will get into the bladder.

Most warranties only apply if the LJ is serviced annually, but for most people it's cheaper/easier to DIY. Charter and training companies tend to go for pro service to get the rubber stamp.

With the weight on the cylinder, I wouldn't panic if it's +/- 1-2g - most scales won't be that accurate anyway. If there's a hole, the gas will have leaked out completely, so it's going to be 33g or so down!

Re service labels - doesn't your LR operation have something suitable? It's only for your purposes after all.
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I have a couple more questions, perhaps being thick but...

On mine, the cylinder is internal to the inflation bladder part, so how do you get at it?? Been peering at it for a while and wondering if I am missing something obvious! Photo attached.

The only bit on the outside is the Hammar unit and the pull toggle, the cylinder seems (can't see it obviously, but going on feel) seems to screw into the inside of the Hammar unit. Does the Hammar unit come off the inflation bladder somehow, and if so how, would it be a twist off thing or what? Don't want to force anything in case it breaks...

Though the main question is about my own jackets we also have similar Marinepool jackets used for commercial purposes at work, as far as I know these get sent away to be serviced so if it is simple to do I wondered if these could be done here too as it would make life much easier.

What's the "Baltic" website?

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Old 29 April 2008, 12:19   #13
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Baltic manufacture lifejackets. The page on their website with links to the service leaflet is http://www.baltic.se/service.asp?lang=eng
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By the way, this looks the biz! ...http://www.baltic.se/product.asp?prod_id=32&lang=eng

Has anybody tried one?
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Baltic rib lifejacket

HI any one got an idea on how much theses rib LJ are ?
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Baltic manufacture lifejackets. The page on their website with links to the service leaflet is http://www.baltic.se/service.asp?lang=eng
Thanks - was going to put the link after but forgot!

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On mine, the cylinder is internal to the inflation bladder part, so how do you get at it??
The only bit on the outside is the Hammar unit and the pull toggle, the cylinder seems (can't see it obviously, but going on feel) seems to screw into the inside of the Hammar unit. Does the Hammar unit come off the inflation bladder somehow, and if so how, would it be a twist off thing or what? Don't want to force anything in case it breaks...
Sorry - didn't notice they were Hammar type first time. See this link - there's a useful video clip for re-arming a Hammar. You'll need the little key to remove the release unit.
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The Baltic Rib Hybrid lifejackets are about 270 pounds, thus I doubt I'll be getting one.
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Sorry - didn't notice they were Hammar type first time. See this link - there's a useful video clip for re-arming a Hammar. You'll need the little key to remove the release unit.
Thanks - good link a picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth a hundred pictures!

Finding a key round these parts might be easier said than done - but it looks like you could probably persuade it off with a flat screwdriver, with some care?
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Finding a key round these parts might be easier said than done - but it looks like you could probably persuade it off with a flat screwdriver, with some care?
Yep, you can. I had to replace a cylinder on one of mine which had gone off accidentally. With care you can disassemble and renew the cylinder. The most important thing on these jackets is to make sure the cylinder hasn't come loose.
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Thanks - good link a picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth a hundred pictures!

Finding a key round these parts might be easier said than done - but it looks like you could probably persuade it off with a flat screwdriver, with some care?
There should be one in your re-arm kit. You have got a re-arm kit haven't you?
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