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Old 16 September 2009, 04:38   #11
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crew saver air/foam ,,similar to the old rnli type ,,takes about 4 puffs to full inflate if needed though theres enough bouyancy in the foam for most scenarios that most persons will need , you can pick them up at boat jumbles reasonable and on e bay seems to be a lot on the second hand market as i think the fashion is gas /stole types ,,p/s i am at whitby l/b station all day this sat if your about chewy ,

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Old 16 September 2009, 09:03   #12
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Originally Posted by Nos4r2 View Post
I'd use a manual gas because on a small SIB it's very easy to fall in/over while disembarking (just when you don't want an auto to go off), but you're unlikely to be going fast enough to knock yourself unconcious if you go overboard while underway.

Why would it a be any easier to fall while embarking/disembarking a SIB than a RIB?

Also with any boat, if you are on plane, there is a good possibility of being knocked unconscious if you are thrown overboard. Especially if the reason for being thrown overboard is that you hit a rock hidden under the water.

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