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Old 17 December 2013, 14:00   #21
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I wonder would SPR do a RIBnet Special?
where do that come from !

I am SeaSafe Service agent - I bundle the LJ to go there holidays to them and they service them and bill the customer direct ....

What make of refill kits you looking for I will see what the cost is, postage to Ireland might be of issue though - compressed air they no likely and you will find you hammer will be loctited on to fire mech.

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Old 17 December 2013, 14:04   #22
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willk just buy some decent L J's then the cost of rearming kit won't be an issue yer tight git

are you sure your not part Yorky
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Old 17 December 2013, 14:09   #23
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Buy expensive lifejackets, makes 'em worth servicing/re-arming
That sounds like Woman's shopping logic... you know where they go out in the January Sales, spend 500 and tell you they saved 300... yet they bout 500 worth of stuff they didn't actually need...
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Old 17 December 2013, 14:23   #24
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Pickey Dave () and Kerny have raised a topic that I have been thinking about. Life jacket cost V Life jacket Quality.

As I see it, once you have checked the boxes for usage and fit, they're all ISO or EN rated life jackets and should do their job (which is to float you face up etc).

It's Hazard and Risk.

The Hazard is falling in.
The Risk is drowning.
Wearing ANY LJ reduces the risk.
Wearing any 150N Auto reduces a very great deal of the risk.
Will wearing a 300 150N jacket reduce it further? - a bit perhaps, but I suspect very little...
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and you will find you hammer will be loctited on to fire mech. .
What does this mean?
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Old 17 December 2013, 14:27   #26
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What does this mean?
I meant the cylinder is usually loctited (glued) in the hammar type life jackets - so the kit is usually both bits!

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I meant the cylinder is usually loctited (glued) in the hammar type life jackets - so the kit is usually both bits!

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Thanks - that prolly explains why my cylinders were never loose!
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Old 17 December 2013, 14:37   #28
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Will wearing a 300 150N jacket reduce it further? - a bit perhaps, but I suspect very little...
You don't need to spend 300 quid, I use one of these and they are good quality very unrestrictive and the complete rearming kits are about 25 quid.



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Old 17 December 2013, 14:42   #29
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You don't need to spend 300 quid, I use one of these and they are good quality very unrestrictive and the complete rearming kits are about 25 quid.
Yes, those ARE nice but I'm looking at 150N. I'm also wondering about the harnesses. You pay for a harness that gives you a tricky closure (for non-boaters) so I end up helping landlubbers and newbies put their jacket on. The non-harness types have a snap buckle and tightener that any fool can use. The more expensive jackets don't have that...
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If you're not going to clip yourself to a boat (which I think we as ribnobbers won't be doing) do you need a harness version?
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