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Old 22 August 2005, 19:50   #11
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where be 'e
blimey - i didnt think there was such a thing - a cornish man who had never been to macsalvors.

its kind of a strange place they sell everything from tools to camping equipment and office furniture to paint etc etc...

fairly basic chandlery - wouldnt recomend going there for the latest gps or vhf electrickery but for anchors, chain, rope, bouyancy aids and so on as mollulnan says "you kent beat em"

i picked up a 5kg bruce with 10m of 6mm galvanised chain and 30m 8mm 3strand polyester rope and a couple of shackles for well under 60 - same package everywhere else was over 80.
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Old 22 August 2005, 20:15   #12
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try this-entry level is 28.99 plus postage-I've got a couple of them and they are comfy enough.


http://www.yachtinguniverse.com/shop...ifejackets.htm
these are only manual jackets though.

im sure its been debated to death on this forum but if your in a situation where youve been thrown from a boat - it is highly likely you could hit something on the way which in turn means theres a good chance youre going to be unconsious when you end up in the water.

how good is that extra 10 you saved going to feel as you sink and drown because you didnt buy auto inflation.

i know theres the agument about not being able to get out if your trapped in or under the boat - but you can always deflate a jacket with the mouthpiece then blow it back up again when your clear...
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Old 23 August 2005, 03:09   #13
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Ocean Safety. Very good and well priced. We have some compass ones at work. Not as good as we had hoped!. Also there expencive to service.
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Old 23 August 2005, 03:28   #14
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Many thanks for the info - will let you know what I find. Short of time - boat should in the water this weekend...
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Old 23 August 2005, 03:33   #15
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I agree with Roy. Considering the large amounts we spend on our boats, it's not wise to skimp on safety equipment. Personally, I only buy Crewsaver lifejackets. The auto-inflates are about 50 for an adult size which is not a great deal more than the cheapest at 40ish.
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Old 23 August 2005, 03:36   #16
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Try www.magicmarine.co.uk they have some good deals now and then.
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Yep I'd go along with an auto jacket, I'm looking at some solo ribbing this winter so will definately get one for that.
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can you not convert a manual jacket to auto by simply replacing the manual firing mechanism with an auto mechanism?
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can you not convert a manual jacket to auto by simply replacing the manual firing mechanism with an auto mechanism?
Or tie an empty gallon can to the manual inflate pull-cord, similar effect :-).
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Or tie an empty gallon can to the manual inflate pull-cord, similar effect :-).
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