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Old 24 February 2014, 16:09   #21
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thanks all! I am going to order one up, try it on and send it back if not totally happy! nowhere near aberdeen that i can try i'm afraid!
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Old 24 February 2014, 19:02   #22
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+3 for the Kru. Bought one last year after taking time to decide and taking inboard some advice from professionals. Have not regretted it best fitting jacket ever!! Sent from my iPhone using Rib.net
glad you liked it I might quote these to a club tomorrow - I saw 2 shockers today - holes in outer covers , loose cylinders and stitching loose eeek - I was told these were the best out of 10!

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Old 24 February 2014, 19:06   #23
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I was looking at the Kru, too, and only went for the Spinlock on the basis of recommendations from my instructor.
nothing do with RYA instructors getting their Spinlock at reduced price - nice marketing Spinlock - I been told that spinlocks are not comfy inflated in water and are pigs to repackage after deployment or checking !

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Old 24 February 2014, 22:01   #24
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in water and are pigs to repackage after deployment or checking ! S.
I had no problem re-packing mine after inflating it. They have a great video on YouTube that walks you through the process.
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Old 26 February 2014, 10:46   #25
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I bought a pair of ergofit 290's at the boat show. I tried on the Baltic RIB hybrid no way could I wear that for a day especially in summer. We tried the Spinlock deckvest 270 & the Ergofit 290. They were both as comfy as each other, fully adjustable So it came down to price & I got a superb deal on the crewsavers that Spinlock couldn't get near, so Crewsaver it is.
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Bought the Leader of the Opposition a Kru Sport Pro Lifejacket this morning from Northwest Marine and it was the last one they had in stock. Apparently, it's just won the 'best buy' award in one of the yachting mags and they've had a run on them.

Looks 'fashionable' enough and she'll never know I've removed the gas cylinder.....

Paid 10 extra for a light though!
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Old 26 February 2014, 12:16   #27
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Looks 'fashionable' enough and she'll never know I've removed the gas cylinder.....
Tut tut!

What you need to do is untie the little toggle string from the CO2 cylinder and refix it to a light thread. When she "falls" in, she'll pull the toggle line, ripping the thread out and it will be lost. Afterwards it will look like a manufacturing fault...

wiLlfiSh taught me that one

(if she isn't carrying your car keys or wallet, you won't need a light)
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Old 27 February 2014, 03:45   #28
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Well I opted for a spinlock deckvest lite! Arrived yesterday, tried it on and I love it! thanks for the info all!
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Old 27 February 2014, 04:04   #29
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Bought the Leader of the Opposition a Kru Sport Pro Lifejacket this morning from Northwest Marine and it was the last one they had in stock. Apparently, it's just won the 'best buy' award in one of the yachting mags and they've had a run on them. Looks 'fashionable' enough and she'll never know I've removed the gas cylinder..... Paid 10 extra for a light though!
spin lock or Kru sport, not going to go far wrong, seems there's plenty of good user reports on them both. I just got two kru sport for a ridiculous price from nauitibuoy 2nd hand. They aren't the pro with light and spray hood, or the 175. but I'm only a midget (buoyancy wise) and not a night boating guy anyway.

Seem v comfy.
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love my spin lock

I have the 275 and the other half has 150 - I have had the 275 on all day and don't even notice it..
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