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moonfleet
Apr-11-2005 @ 8:14 PM                           Permalink
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hi all ,
I think we did have a discussion on this one so I hope you do not mind
if I open it up once more
foam life jackets.
buoyancy aids.
gas inflated life jackets.

how did you pick the Wright one to go for

mick.

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hope all you good people can help with this one as we are going to get new ones at the boat show .

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michael & tony

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At the Scouts we use bouyancy aids. These help you stay afloat but allow you to swim. Life jackets are really for non-swimmers. They have a collar which turns you on your back. Swimming is difficult in them.

I use a gas inflated bouyancy aid when out on Woodwose as falling in is quite unlikely and they don't get in the way. When in the canoe I use a foam filled bouyancy aid because you are much more likely to go in and they also keep you warm and are padded against the hard edges of the canoe. In dinghies I also use a similar foam filled bouyancy aid.

Hope this helps.

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Apr-11-2005 @ 8:46 PM                           Permalink
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thanks coriolis.and nigel.
was thinking on the same line a automatic sounds the best bet .
knowing my luck if I go in it wont be strait in and Tony has only on good leg to kick about. thanks for you for your  the help  Smile

michael & tony

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Mick,

Everytime I used to hire a boat, we got bouyancy aids, and the first thing we did was find a drawer to stuff them in for the week.

Since owning my own boat and sometimes taking it out alone, I decided to buy automatic gas inflatable, because you don't mind wearing them, and if you slip and knock yourself out and go in, then it will auto inflate.

I think if the life jacket is comfortable and not bulky, your more likely to wear it.

If I'm on my own and under way it's on all the time, if I'm moored up but working on the outside of the boat, it goes on.

I have a Crewsaver Crewfit 150N hammer automatic.

Keith

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Auto gas, the only way to go....


You cant put a value on your life mate.




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hi mick ,
i'll go for automatic too ,corinna has one and so do i ,and peter has a normal one so he can't get it off!
cheers  Wink

steve and vicky


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A life jacket is as is says ...  it will save your life, by manual or auto inflation, will keep you afloat on your back, head supported from the water.

A bouyancy aid will stop you from sinking, but if you just slipped of the deck and smacked your head and go in face first.... what would you prefer!??

Coriolis is right, you need the one that is for the you....  






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A tip for you though... if you have an auto or manual gas, take it off in the cabin as if it inflates inside the cabin, your going to struggle to get out of the door to safety should you need to.



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Here's a tip for anyone with kids:  if they wear buoyancy aids, don't let them put their little mitts in the army holes to keep warm, cos if they go in the og like that, they'll pop straight out of the bottom!

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The above taken from Taz & Bills tips for boating! Smile

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