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Old 30 April 2004, 06:01   #1
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Yet another explosion........

however, this time it was my fault. I told the dragon to store the life jackets in the forward locker. She thought I meant the anchor locker and the next thing you know - BANG - yet another "auto" life jacket inflates. Unfortunately on this occasion the bladder punctured

Anyway, before buying another, what do you guys think of these, any experiences ? The one obvious drawback is apparent however, any thoughts ?

It's a Belt Pack Life Jacket, worn around the waist.
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Old 30 April 2004, 06:06   #2
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would not recomend for use on a rib, in a person overboard situation
i seem to remember the RN developed them but could be wrong
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Tight git again what dose it cost? Looks like some one is trying too hard to reinvent something that work!
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Old 30 April 2004, 06:19   #4
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Actually like anything........

different it's more expensive than my previous vest. USD $99.00 You're probubaly right, just someone trying to reinvent the wheel and sell it in a different format. It's just me really, I like to be different !
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- BANG - yet another "auto" life jacket inflates...
Hello you you,

Was this a "salt tablet" type lifejacket?

I would suggest always using the "hammar" type which work on water pressure (ie a depth of about 10cm). They don't go off in damp conditions. OK they are more expensive, but is cost an issue when you're buying a lifejacket?
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Hello you you,

Was this a "salt tablet" type lifejacket?

I would suggest always using the "hammar" type which work on water pressure (ie a depth of about 10cm). They don't go off in damp conditions. OK they are more expensive, but is cost an issue when you're buying a lifejacket?
Yes, it was a tablet type however, I was unaware of that when I bought them in a slightly more naive state of mind than I have now. Next option will be hydrostatic hammer. . . Cost is never an option when it comes to MeMe but for gods sake don't tell the dragon, she thinks I get everything 2nd hand off ebay - if only she knew
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I know its manual but this is the cheapest I have found!
Sigma ,CE 150N, Manual Gas Lifejacket 28.99!!
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I know its manual but this is the cheapest I have found!
Sigma ,CE 150N, Manual Gas Lifejacket 28.99!!
http://www.yachtinguniverse.com/shop/page1.htm
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after my own heart, yep have to conced to you on that one, that's cheap.
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is cost an issue when you're buying a lifejacket?
Well said Richard!!! ( Time the dragon joined this forum to spy on you Meme!)

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If anyone's out there reading this could you please take pity on us as the two of us have the same log on...(I know, we've been told off before) and give us a little reputation? We only need two good points for two green blobs and even if I write a lot of cra/rubbish Paul's fairly sensible ....pleeeeeeeeeease . It wouldn't be unfair as that would make it a blob each... Quick before the Boss logs on...)
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