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Old 05-24-2006, 11:23 AM
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Based on your hairdo.... 130 when the pic was taken?
LOL, no just loafin along there. Check out the RPM's.
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:27 AM
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I use "Suspender" brand. Light weight, automatic inflation, no bulk, does not restrict movement, not sweating to death, does not rub color off on your seat, inflates to a bright yellow.

The Skater seats are really snug. Wearing a full jacket is uncomfortable. Especially in Florida.
Those suspender style are very dangerous in a high speed boat. You hit the water at anything over 40 mph and you will not be aware enough to pull rip cords even if you are still conscious. Your Skater is how fast? Plus they offer zero impact protection. Sort of like the the people complaining about wearing auto seat belts "wrinkles my clothes" "uncomfortable" "restricts my movement". I have fallen water skiing and it hurts at 40 mph. I have had many, many friends who drag race come out of a boat at only 100mph and they were always dazed and not aware of what happened while wearing a helmet and a Lifeline race jacket which is heavily padded.

Lifelines or SRP poker run style at a minimum are what is needed.
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Anyone got the link to Lifeline's web site I need to pick out what I want.

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Anyone got the link to Lifeline's web site I need to pick out what I want.

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http://www.lifelinejackets.com/
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Especially made for you Masher :

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LOL, no just loafin along there. Check out the RPM's.

4K? Sorry 120 then
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So which one do you guys use in a 100+ Cat? I don't want the full racing one, so do I get the "High Performance Pleasure Jacket" or the "Standard Jacket" ?
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So which one do you guys use in a 100+ Cat? I don't want the full racing one, so do I get the "High Performance Pleasure Jacket" or the "Standard Jacket" ?
in an open boat i will go with the high performance , you have to look for something that protects you at impact and have the capability of turn you over as well of keeping your air way as most clear as possible
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Old 05-24-2006, 02:52 PM
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So which one do you guys use in a 100+ Cat? I don't want the full racing one, so do I get the "High Performance Pleasure Jacket" or the "Standard Jacket" ?

You want the high performance with the leg straps. If you get thrown the straps will help keep the jacket from going over your head and pinning you underwater. I had this happen as a kid waterskiing at 35mph. Scared the hell out of me.
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