View Poll Results: Has willk "wound you up"?
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Old 17 December 2013, 13:20   #11
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if you take into account that a new lifejacket, even a good quality one, is around 120, compared to a full tank of fuel I think they are good value for money and probably should just be replaced when the arming system is out of date, you've most likely had your monies worth out of them
I think you need a smaller fuel tank!
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Old 17 December 2013, 13:28   #12
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I think you need a smaller fuel tank!
Revenger tank is only 120 ltrs, fuel around 1.40 ltr, don't take much to spend 100
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Old 17 December 2013, 13:32   #13
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Life jackets are not required in the UK, full stop. They are a legal requirement where I live in Ireland. I'm not sure how my insurance company would react if a passenger drowned with an expired, non-functional LJ on...

I know I'd be annoyed if I realised that I was about to drown with one on...
hah!

They are required here but just need to be in "good condition". I have been inspected a couple times and they never look at the arming kit portion. Just that its CG approved and not ripped etc. One of mine is a "type V" since it has an integral harness. So its only legal if worn. I have far more aboard than necessary and only 2 are inflatables anyway. Our water can be as cold or colder than yours and non-inflatables have better insulating properties so I mostly carry those types.

Perhaps you should jump in as a test of the old ones. Maybe with a wetsuit on as a MOB exercise?
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Buy expensive lifejackets, makes 'em worth servicing/re-arming
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Old 17 December 2013, 13:37   #15
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How much is the recharge kit?I've got a nice unused out of date Hammar here as well.
The figures as I find them (without too much shopping around)

Hammar rearm kit - 30
CO2 cylinder (if required) 7
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New Crewsaver CWX auto - 45

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Old 17 December 2013, 13:37   #16
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I wonder would SPR do a RIBnet Special?
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Old 17 December 2013, 13:39   #17
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Perhaps you should jump in as a test of the old ones. Maybe with a wetsuit on as a MOB exercise?
You'd need to really trust your crew not to just disappear off into the sunset... ...I doubt there are many people Willk hasn't wound up at some point that he could be totally sure!

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Revenger tank is only 120 ltrs, fuel around 1.40 ltr, don't take much to spend 100
Willk is probably running off a 12L tank!
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Willk is probably running off a 12L tank!
I thought our tank was a bit small, 12 ltr
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Old 17 December 2013, 13:46   #19
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You'd need to really trust your crew not to just disappear off into the sunset... ...I doubt there are many people Willk hasn't wound up at some point that he could be totally sure!

Willk is probably running off a 12L tank!
1. I ALWAYS start the day by telling donegaldan that I'm buying dinner that night - so, I'm coming home.

2. I generally try to run off someone else's tank
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Old 17 December 2013, 13:55   #20
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I doubt there are many people Willk hasn't wound up at some point that he could be totally sure!
Oi - that's a flippin' Libel!

I refute your assertion and I have started a Poll to get to the Truth!
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