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Old 05-01-2007, 09:17 AM   #1
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Lifejackets

What lifejackets are people using in canopied boats?
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:20 AM   #2
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Manual gas ones - I don't think they have to be anything special?
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Cool, Thanks. Was misreading the rules that it had to adhere to both the 7.5kg one, and and 508 one.
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:01 PM   #4
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You definately dont want the automatic ones, and you want to velcro the string bit up and out of the way so there is no chance of it going off/ being pulled accidentally!

There is a version - I have not seen yet but will be looking at - which includes two foam strips, giving a 1kg boyancy on the shouders, which is usefull for the safety harness - acts as a padding.
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You definately dont want the automatic ones,
You're not allowed autos - might be a bit awkard to get out of an upside down cockpit with an inflated lifejacket!
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The lifeline capsule suits look quite good - but a lot of money!
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Surprised CB1 has'nt commented on this! Last time we were at bournemouth for a race he had a barny with the scrutineer and had to tie a ratchet strap round his b**locks to satisfie him about his life jackets! Was well funny!
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