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Old 16 December 2012, 01:05   #1
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Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Central Belt of Scotland
Boat name: Puddleduck III
Make: Bombard
Length: 5m +
Engine: 50 HP
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New Baltic RIB Life Jacket Black

New 2012 design in Black or Rescue Red
CE approved Hybrid Lifejacket for use in extreme conditions
Combines 75N of inherently buoyant foam with an automatic inflatable lung to provide 240N of buoyancy
Designed for use with Fast RIBS and Rescue purposes
Integral Sprayhood, Adjustable VHF/PLB holder, Knife holder and ID Card pocket
Inspection window for checking the status of the automatic firing mechanism
Integral Safety Harness with Stainless Steel buckles and D-Ring
Sturdy shoulder straps and integral thigh straps
Lifejacket Light not included

I dont know how long its been out, but i got my new Baltic Price list in this week and this lovely jacket was in it.

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Old 16 December 2012, 09:10   #2
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Would be much more useful if it was manual / automatic switchable. Doing something you expect to go for a swim with switch to manual. Crossing the atlantic switch to auto...

I know someone will forget to switch it back to auto but thats the point of having some inherint bouyancy.

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Old 16 December 2012, 21:53   #3
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I bought one of these for a job that we did in 2012 and am really pleased with it. It is a quality piece of kit.

Baltic supplied it with an adaptor to turn it from auto to manual which was a small cap to fit over the top of the auto head. I was a little sceptical that it would work but wore the LJ with the adaptor on for a couple of days entering the water a few times (on purpose). On day 3 I then suffered the embarrassment of the LJ going off as we were pootling in at 6 knots on the PW having been in the water 10 minutes previously. Thankfully I managed to hide behind a yacht (to avoid photos) and get the air out before the other PWs saw me!!

To baltics credit they provided a alternative adaptor which screws in to replace the auto head and all is now fine

In short its not a cheap option but like many things you get what you pay for

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