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New lifejacket tested

Postby chris moody » 30 Nov 2016, 13:58

Whenever I replace my lifejacket I always test it prior to first use. I don't want to find out it's faulty when I am bobbing around in the freezing cold ocean.

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So I opened up the jacket, removed the gas cylinder and auto firing capsule, and then inflated it with my foot pump

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Over 12 hours later and it's still inflated

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Then it's time to deflate, refit the gas cylinder and auto firing capsule, and repack the jacket


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Re: New lifejacket tested

Postby Captain cod » 08 Dec 2016, 22:22

I bought some second hand crewsaver lifejackets off ebay and thought it would be best to test them too I've just inflated them manually through the straw and we will see how they are in 24 hrs

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Re: New lifejacket tested

Postby Captain cod » 08 Dec 2016, 22:25

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Re: New lifejacket tested

Postby mattswan2512 » 09 Dec 2016, 07:32

I got a new life jacket for xmass but thought i better not take it apart as knowing me it wont all go bk in...... that and it look complicated with all those caps and shrouds and cylinders etc lol
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Re: New lifejacket tested

Postby chris moody » 09 Dec 2016, 08:47

Matt its well worth checking it on a regular basis as one day it may save your life. I am happy to show you exactly how to check it if we meet up on a "cruise in company" over the winter.
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Re: New lifejacket tested

Postby Andy B » 09 Dec 2016, 10:24

Matt,
Its easy to check your life jacket.
Just place it over your head, attach it around your waste then simply step off the wrong side of your boat :D

All joking aside if you've never had a life jacket deploy, it's quite an experience....
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Re: New lifejacket tested

Postby mattswan2512 » 09 Dec 2016, 13:54

Ive always had the vest type life jackets and this will be the first auto harness pfd. Ill youtube a video but thank you so much for the offers and your very clever test option andy...... pmsl
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Re: New lifejacket tested

Postby Captain cod » 09 Dec 2016, 23:06

Ok so it's been 24 hrs now and they are still fully inflated so very pleased with them in that way but they are looking a bit old and tatty but have been told they are good quality I would love Santa to bring me some like one Chris has can I ask what make yours is Chris?
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Re: New lifejacket tested

Postby Martin » 10 Dec 2016, 00:22

I think Chris has a new Spinlock RYA deck vest, though his appears very similar to these... :D
https://www.spinlock.co.uk/en/categorie ... eckvest-5d
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Re: New lifejacket tested

Postby Captain cod » 10 Dec 2016, 10:35

Wow they are expensive I'd better keep praying for that lottery win

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