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Old 06 June 2016, 08:19   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good place to get auto-inflate jackets serviced?
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Old 06 June 2016, 08:39   #3
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Thanks Andre.

Anyone used this place....?

Inflatable LifeJacket and Integrated Life Jacket Coat manufacturer.

(they have a station not too far where I live in Wiltshire)
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Thanks Andre.

Anyone used this place....?

Inflatable LifeJacket and Integrated Life Jacket Coat manufacturer.

(they have a station not too far where I live in Wiltshire)
I know them as I have bought some products from them. I have not had any lifejackets serviced by them but guess they will do a good job
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Why pay someone to do a simple job you can do yourself.

Pull out the mouth inflator blow it up and leave overnight. Unscrew the inflators cylander and weigh it to make sure it has still got air inside, some have the empty and full weight stamped on the cylander. If it doesn't have the weight you will need to buy or find out the weight a full one should be.

If you feel you would like to change the cylander then just go ahead and inflate with the old one.

This is the method we get recommended over here as a service is about the same cost as a new jacket.

http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/s...fejackets.html

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Do not inflate by mouth. Use a set of bellows to inflate. Mouth will add moisture to the inside of the bladder which will then form mildew.

As jonp says it is probably something you can do yourself, and its a bit like liferafts - lots of people have never seen their's inflated so don't quite know what to expect.

So unless you need a Certificate of Inspection you may be better doing it yourself. That said if that price of 9.95 is correct (its a "from") then that would be a very respectable price IMHO. Even then snag is if you have 4 - thats 40 which is pretty much the cost of a cheap auto these days...
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Wow at that price you can't complain. Here you are looking at a minimum of $20 for postage for one and around $50 for the service. A new jacket costs $50.

I do my own test after 1 year then buy new on the second year as mine tend to get well used in an open boat doing around 300 hrs per year.

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Thanks for all the replies, very useful.

I am very tempted to try the service myself, the problem is that the manufaturer, Crewsaver, recommends an annual service by an official centre. They are quoting 15 a jacket + 12 p&p each way, seems a lot when you factor in 3 jackets annually!
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Thanks for all the replies, very useful.

I am very tempted to try the service myself, the problem is that the manufaturer, Crewsaver, recommends an annual service by an official centre. They are quoting 15 a jacket + 12 p&p each way, seems a lot when you factor in 3 jackets annually!
They would say that as they want your money!
I have always done mine my self, parts can be had cheap and I like to know my kit inside and out is ok
Used this chap for spares as good on price and service.
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Thanks for all the replies, very useful.

I am very tempted to try the service myself, the problem is that the manufaturer, Crewsaver, recommends an annual service by an official centre. They are quoting 15 a jacket + 12 p&p each way, seems a lot when you factor in 3 jackets annually!
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