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Old 18 December 2013, 04:21   #51
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Hoods and a light!
Carry hood in separate pouch
Light is attached and works when immersed

Both essential in my view
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j i wilson,

Hoods and a light!
Carry hood in separate pouch
Light is attached and works when immersed

Both essential in my view
+1 for that ...
Gecko with visor down was good for me while in the water,
stopped water in the face,
Hoods and Lights are essential.
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j i wilson,

Hoods and a light!
Carry hood in separate pouch
Light is attached and works when immersed

Both essential in my view
If you're going to need a hood in the water I'd think having it already attached is the way forward......? ( mine are )
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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.
Jack; I believe (not sure) that the bobbin in the immersion activated LJ's have to be replaced every 3 years. Not sure if that's a manufacturer requirement or a CG thing, though (my impression was it was CG, but they've never looked at the inflators when I've been boarded, either, so I'm not positive.)

I've never heard of the actual mechanism expiring, only the bobbin (but I also don't have the fancy pressure activated triggers.)

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Thanks for the advice on the hood (and lights). Good stuff.

I will never understand how a hood can cost 50% of a complete jacket.

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If you're going to need a hood in the water I'd think having it already attached is the way forward......? ( mine are )
I agree, when I'm in the water suffering from cold shock I don't think I'm going to be capable of getting a hood out of a pouch and attaching it. My lifejacket has hood, light, and crotch straps all attached and ready to use.

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j i wilson,

Hoods and a light!
Carry hood in separate pouch
Light is attached and works when immersed

Both essential in my view
I think that depends where and when you boat. If you are a fair weather summer days ribber in the Solent a hood and light might be overkill. If you are boating in the Irish sea this weekend they are essential.
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I think that depends where and when you boat. If you are a fair weather summer days ribber in the Solent a hood and light might be overkill. If you are boating in the Irish sea this weekend they are essential.
Agreed...given recent events I'd feel a light is a worthy precaution in case it takes a while for someone to get to you....and its got dark by then.....

Given how rubbish the Solent can get(ie this last Sat even)...I'd still be happier knowing I had a spay hood.

I'd still suggest a sea survival chose is a great Xmas present to build confidence.:-)
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