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Old 21 November 2005, 08:54   #41
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Like most it depends on the weather and what I am doing but the kit list is a choice of the following:-

Two piece Gill suit.
Gull Dry Suit
Hammond Dry Suit
I have man and auto life jackets
Also a YAK Ravine Bouyancy aid (great for instructing or safety boat)
Beany hat or helmet, always loose baseball caps!

These are the votes from the JB camp!

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Old 21 November 2005, 09:01   #42
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Most of the time Oilies and a manual, thought the drysuit comes out if its bad weather. Occationally a Comunica helmet - when its nasty enought and I remember it!!

The manual is used for work / safety type use and an auto for night / offshore passages. Lights on both and the oddknife in a pocket somewhere.

Never wear and Auto in an enclosed space ie cabins etc. There has been enought cases for people getting trapped with autos in capsize type senerios.

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Old 21 November 2005, 09:08   #43
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There is nothing in an auto jacket that will prevent you from firing it manually.

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Sure but if you are talking about reliability I think the auto ones are less a reliable. If you are expecting the auto system to work and it doesn’t it is unreliable
I always keep four life jackets on the rib and have a further four on a yacht I part own and the auto ones are constantly needing some work on them

The dissolvable plug type keep going of in the locker which is a pain. The hydrostatic ones are better but I have had to replace a couple of firing mechanisms. The most reliable jackets are the solid buoyancy life jackets, they just work but are a pain to wear Des
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Old 21 November 2005, 11:11   #44
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There is nothing in an auto jacket that will prevent you from firing it manually.

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Along these lines - can you convert an auto jacket to manual?

Mine have Henkley Roberts mechanisms (well something like that anyway) and the soluble salt tabs.

If I leave the lower half of the mechanism off (the auto firing spring and pin and salt tablet) will the jacket still fire with the manual pull cord??

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Doesn’t the gas come out through the hole left by removing the mechanism?
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It could do - has anyone tried this before I waste a gas cylinder trying it???
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If I leave the lower half of the mechanism off (the auto firing spring and pin and salt tablet) will the jacket still fire with the manual pull cord??
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Doesn’t the gas come out through the hole left by removing the mechanism?
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It could do - has anyone tried this before I waste a gas cylinder trying it???
Take the cylinder off, unscrew the auto firing mechanism, and have a look. You'll see how it operates.

The spring in the auto bit just pushes on the manual firing pin.

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Whats with these questions are you gonna be the next host of Family Fortunes Tim?? We asked 100 ribbers.....
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