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Old 16 June 2008, 07:21   #21
Country: UK - England
Town: Exmouth, Devon
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We (allGadgets) have not been given any advice or suggestion by Seago about testing yourself and we would not recommend it.

As far as we are aware, Seago are actually pressure-testing them.

I can only advise that anyone with lifejackets bearing the affected production dates send them back to Seago.

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Old 19 June 2008, 17:13   #22
Country: UK - England
Town: Aylesbury/Lymington
Boat name: Farfetched
Make: Solent
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150hp Optimax
MMSI: 235021048
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sent three, got them back all checked out ok - total time three days - excellent and good to be safe....

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Old 28 June 2008, 07:18   #23
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Town: Aberdeenshire
Boat name: Sula
Make: Ribcraft 4.8m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 60hp + aux
MMSI: 235087213
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Sent three, got tested ones + additional new one back - thanks Seago. Then strangely the sent me another three 2 days ago and insisted I destroyed the ones that had previously been checked, which I've duly done. I've also returned the serial numbers for reference.

I assume the gas canisters will be okay to re-use?

Anyone buying Seago lifejackets off Ebay - should be aware of the production quarters in case an unscrupulous individual off-loads them for a quick profit.
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Old 28 June 2008, 12:22   #24
Country: UK - England
Town: Enfield/Switzerland
Boat name: Zonneschijn II/Vixen
Make: Shakespeare/Avon
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evin' 175 DI /Yam 90
MMSI: 235055605
Join Date: May 2006
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Got mine back two days after I sent them off - 8 brand new ones with free crotch straps

Great service from Seago

Originally Posted by Neil Harvey View Post

I tested mine last week, as advised originally be Seago. 3 went down out of 8, and were losing air noticeably after a couple of hours.

When I called the hotline today to discuss sending back 3, I just got a message telling be to send jackets back, they would be tested, then returned or replaced.

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