Is a manual gas lifejacket a "lifejacket"?
Can a manual gas lifejacket be called a "lifejacket" if it is not inflated?
I feel there is a grey area here, as an auto lifejacket would fulfill the lifejacket objective of keeping a body afloat and alive without user intervention, whereas a manual will only fulfill the objective if the wearer follows a proceedure, ie is able to pull the toggle - then it becomes a lifejacket.
Anything is better than nothing at all, and the wearing is widely encouraged or enforced, but is it not a distortion of the term lifejacket?
My opinions are that a manual is only suitable for an experienced person in daylight, and an auto will be worn at night (with an auto light).
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