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Old 07-13-2005, 08:48 AM
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Do yourself a favor, find a racer and try on his jacket. Thise jackets pictures are not gonna help. You need leg straps and impact protectio. LifeLIne also has uneven flotation and a neck collar so that you wil float face up if unconcious.
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Old 07-13-2005, 08:53 AM
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Do yourself a favor, find a racer and try on his jacket. Thise jackets pictures are not gonna help. You need leg straps and impact protectio. LifeLIne also has uneven flotation and a neck collar so that you wil float face up if unconcious.
The one above I posted is marketed as a poker run vest, I think it would work for slower boats like mine
What do you think?
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Old 07-13-2005, 09:12 AM
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I have those also dont think they would stay on at speeds over 80mph but a real nice jacket for the price.
Dyno, why not? They are 100mph rated, and have crotch straps. Why wouldn't it stay on?
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Old 07-13-2005, 09:19 AM
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Just make sure you have "other" CG approved lifejackets. Last time I checked, Lifeline's are NOT CG approved

you are correct, keep a bag of orange bricks in your boat as well...
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Dyno, why not? They are 100mph rated, and have crotch straps. Why wouldn't it stay on?
Just a feeling...not based on any tests I really dont want to jump out of my boat at 70+ even with a jacket. I do think they are fine for me my boat runs 75 and if I ever start approching the 100mhp rating for that jacket I think I'll buy a Lifeline or if I buy the flat bottom drag boat the wife doesn't want me to have!
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Lifeline
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http://www.lifelinejackets.com/catal...s_gallery.html
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our max speed is about 71, so I am thinking along the lines of the one you pictured but I could not find it, what do you guys think of this one
Mustange USCGA Type 111 rated to 100 MPH, $99.00
Plus it comes in red
Donna that looks like the same jacket only colored ...where did you find those?
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Donna that looks like the same jacket only colored ...where did you find those?


http://www.landfallnavigation.com/mustangmv4600.html

They are a brand called mustang, the site I saw them on is landfall navagation.

I think for our boat this would be good, if Ian likes them, I think we might get those, right now we are wearing the neoprene type and they are very tight and hot
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That Mustang is cool, but no crotch straps or reflective tape? We do a lot of night running, and the reflective tape (though not too attractive) might make the difference between being found or run over! And for hitting the water at anything over 25mph you have to have crotch straps.

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if I ever start approching the 100mhp rating for that jacket I think I'll buy a Lifeline
No doubt! But the full Lifeline with the impact protection, too.
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Old 07-13-2005, 10:06 AM
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I could not find the one you posted on the internet, do you have a link for it, what are the straps detachable, since I do not see them in the picture. Thanks

PS, we almost never run at night
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