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Old 16 January 2012, 16:05   #11
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so if wearing a surface dry suit, is a 275n the best to get then SPR ??
Thats why i brought the Crewsaver 190n that little bit extra than 150n i didn't fancy a 275n round my neck all day
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Thats why i brought the Crewsaver 190n that little bit extra than 150n i didn't fancy a 275n round my neck all day
The Black Shadow wanted a little something extra for the weekend
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The Black Shadow wanted a little something extra for the weekend
as to be a good fit

waiting for kerny,s comments now
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The Black Shadow wanted a little something extra for the weekend
Don't know why The BS bothers...at his age it will more than likely be a puff of smoke puff.....
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ISO Standards are 150N and 275 N, I wear a 275 N Lifejacket and my surface dry suit...

on the sea survival course I was the only personal on the course that could not drown then self. All 150 N lifejacket the person could temp turn them self over on face, some were 175N.

Some life jackets state a bigger size but rely on you to provide the extra top via The tube!

Yes - they are PitA to get in bost, hence after sea survival course I bought dry suit, and fitted narrow ladder to back of the boat to aid entry.

One trick if you fall overboard is if you can deflate your tube of the RIB to get back in.

lifejacket videos can be found on sailing club website;

http://www.eesc.org.uk/content/seasafetyvideos.html

these are self explanatory, also the cold shock boot camp.

I asked at my Lifejacket training course about 190N jackets and Drysuits and I was told recommend 275N.

I did my Sea Survival Course with SeaSkills.

Optional Extra's ; Crutch Straps, Lights and Stray Hoods are more essential if you want to survival in the water.

The think I do, the best lifejacket on the market is the one that you wear, don't buy anything without trying it on to see if it is comfortable...



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ISO Standards are 150N and 275 N, I wear a 275 N Lifejacket and my surface dry suit...

on the sea survival course I was the only personal on the course that could not drown then self. All 150 N lifejacket the person could temp turn them self over on face, some were 175N.

Some life jackets state a bigger size but rely on you to provide the extra top via The tube!

Yes - they are PitA to get in bost, hence after sea survival course I bought dry suit, and fitted narrow ladder to back of the boat to aid entry.

One trick if you fall overboard is if you can deflate your tube of the RIB to get back in.

lifejacket videos can be found on sailing club website;

Sea Safety Videos - Elie & Earlsferry Sailing and Powerboating Club

these are self explanatory, also the cold shock boot camp.

I asked at my Lifejacket training course about 190N jackets and Drysuits and I was told recommend 275N.

I did my Sea Survival Course with SeaSkills.

Optional Extra's ; Crutch Straps, Lights and Stray Hoods are more essential if you want to survival in the water.

The think I do, the best lifejacket on the market is the one that you wear, don't buy anything without trying it on to see if it is comfortable...



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Thanks for that Scott, you would think that crotch straps would be fitted to all L/J as standard.
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None of ours has a crotch strap.

Do they fit to any auto inflater with waist and back strap?
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[QUOTE=HUMBER P4VWL;439465]None of ours have a crotch strap.



Mine came with one also have a spray hood and PLB fitted to it
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some good manufacturers do, some sea it as a revenue generator.

check crutch straps even when fitted and make sure they stay tighten when pulled, the number of jackets we see the buckle with strap the wrong is high.

Also look at what type of firing mechanisms it has, crewsaver user there own threads, price re-arming kits and buy a spare incase, you jacket goes off but mistake or you go for swim!

would be to have your jacket for that return journey deflated!

how easy it to buy the rearm kits, do you need to buy online or does your local shop stock it?

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