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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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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!!
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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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(Not allowed to give you a tick at the moment Rich...we've been too generous.
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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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...)
Well you only need one now But you only got it for your ability to lay on a class BBQ and certainly not as a result of anything you post on here
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Thank you so much. One to go.
( Excuse Me Mr. Davies!!!! I try to keep wimmin's rights on the agenda and stop ye going on and on and on about engines and consoles and stuff...some of us like going on nice trips with lickle shops & cafes in the offing!!!)

Back to lifejackets then.

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Hurrah!!!!!!!


Two Blobs!!!!

Ye're a decent lot, there's no doubt. Now I can talk back to the likes of JW and Pete 7 and the Boss and the rest!!!!!!

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Sincere thanks I know they'll probably be removed later for canvassing but I'm delighted that ye all think we're so sensible for now anyway!!! And a 3rd MYSTERY POINT ta!!!!!!
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I definitely think it's worth spending the bobs on lifejackets Meme...that's one thing to get right for sure especially when everyone knows someone who's been dumped in the water...


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