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Old 02 May 2008, 13:14   #21
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Originally Posted by MikeCC View Post
There should be one in your re-arm kit. You have got a re-arm kit haven't you?
It hasn't gone off, just a routine check, but now you mention it there was supposed to be a free re-arm kit with the set, now where the hell did I put it...

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Old 02 May 2008, 13:24   #22
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Originally Posted by davidmanning View Post
Inflate the jacket to its max with the oral inflation tube and leave overnight to ensure it stays inflated.
Dave, useful tips but be aware that oral inflation of a life jacket for testing purposes brings with it its own problems. By blowing into it you are putting moisture from your breath inside the lifejacket's lung. There is a risk that over time this moisture can damage the lung.

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Old 02 May 2008, 15:41   #23
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Originally Posted by Erin View Post
The most important thing on these jackets is to make sure the cylinder hasn't come loose.
I believe the new Hammar jackets/re-arming kits have the cylinder glued in to stop them working loose.

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