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Old 17 December 2013, 14:51   #31
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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?
They do that particular model without harness and its cheaper
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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?
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 17 December 2013, 14:54   #33
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Marine mega store would do you a hammar and cylinder for ~30. Or a hammar alone for 20.

Do you need someone else to test or do you check cylinder if its a bit light pull the handle and top up with a touch of air from a compressor via the mouth piece. then leave 24hours and check still rigid.

If the cylinder is OK then use the mouth piece to inflate via a compressor...

If they are unused then even if they are only 45 you might only be looking at 20 to "recharge" them so 50% saving...
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Old 17 December 2013, 14:56   #34
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They do that particular model without harness and its cheaper
That's what I've got :-)...it's been replaced by a new design now .

I still carry my older ones as spares if I think I may find a bod who needs one. Or I strap one on and jump in for practice...AJ had the pics!.

I'd suggest jumping in wearing one is worth the cost of a new cylinder etc especially if not done the sea survival course bit :-)
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Old 17 December 2013, 15:25   #35
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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.



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Kerny, is this not the life jacket you were disappointed with the quality of it when it arrived? (sure I saw a separate thread on this?)
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Old 17 December 2013, 15:40   #36
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Marine mega store . . . mmmm

Do you need someone else to test or do you check cylinder if its a bit light pull the handle and top up with a touch of air from a compressor via the mouth piece. then leave 24hours and check still rigid.
I wouldn't use a compressor line anywhere near a lifejacket. Best to use a low-pressure pump - manual bike pump would do it.

The other critical aspect is to inspect the lifejacket carefully around seams and folds as these are the likely failure points.
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I wouldn't use a compressor line anywhere near a lifejacket. Best to use a low-pressure pump - manual bike pump would do it.

The other critical aspect is to inspect the lifejacket carefully around seams and folds as these are the likely failure points.
Sorry wasn't thinking high powered air tool job, was thinking of my rattly car tyre one that runs off 12V and takes about 3 days to pump up a car tyre...
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Kerny, is this not the life jacket you were disappointed with the quality of it when it arrived? (sure I saw a separate thread on this?)
No if I remember rightly the thread was about life jackets in general. Mainly the thickness of the bladders.
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Weak bladder Kerny? (I'm assuming you've already voted )
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Weak bladder Kerny? (I'm assuming you've already voted )
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I think you get pills for that!!

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