Dragging up an old thread here but it is the only one I can find on servicing lifejackets - it would seem most people get it done professionally?
I am going to need to do the ones on my RIB soon as they are due for service in Aug 08 according to the label inside the jacket (they will be just over 2 yrs old then), though the Hammar units have a best before of 2011 and the indicators are green.
Somebody has said the gas bottles need to be weighed to ensure they are full, is this correct? How much should a 33g CO2 cylinder weigh, I assume the 33g is the weight of the gas and not the total cylinder weight? Anything else that should be done? Needless to say there are no agents that do this sort of thing in the back end of nowhere and the option of sending them away to be done is silly expensive for this number of jackets if it is easy to do myself.
I have a set of 4 Hammar 150N jackets from the Marine Warehouse, I've emailed them for their advice too but just wondered what people on here thought about it. Can you get the replacement labels to say the next service due date, or are those only available to the "pro's"?
Ta, and thanks for the original info above too, very interesting