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Old 03-24-2006, 07:15 PM
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Default wtf? 3 of my inflatables life jackets inflated by themselves

i just found 3 of 5 infaltables lifejackets had inflated by themselves, i assume its from bouncing around in the locker where i had them stored. this happen to anyone else? where can i get the 38 gram co2 cylinders to re arm them for reasonable money? west marine wanted 25$ each.
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:26 PM
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try fred at trick im sure he can help you out
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Default Re: wtf? 3 of my inflatables life jackets inflated by themselves

Better than not working when you need 'em, I guess.
Wierd though, I've never heard of them auto-inflating. I don't think it's the bouncing, they're certainly designed for that. Maybe excessive heat or corrosion?...the caps on the cartridges aren't much thicker than foil.
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You sure thats not your blow up dolls Selfinflators
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Have you checked with the Costa Rican chicas?? Maybe they had something to do with it...
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Just use your penis inflator pump
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Just use your penis inflator pump
He said its all gumed up and sticky.Doesent work any more
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Usually excessive moisture can cause them to inflate. Had one do it in the side compartment of the boat when rain had gotten down in their.
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Yep, putting them away hot and wet will do that too. And they claim rain water does not inflate the vests unless you are in the drink---wrong!

Still pretty good though, as have auto inflated only a couple of times during six years of heavy use, while stored on the boat.

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I had mine in a suitcase in the cabin and the humidity and moisture released mine !! 3 out of 6 of them
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