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Old 06-06-2008, 02:57 PM
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Call Wiggler, gramps, leiles, boonville etc,etc,etc. He can HOOK you up like no other on Lifelines.
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Are Lifeline jackets Coast Guard approved yet?
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1. If you can afford Lifeline, go for them. Remember they are not USCG approved so you must have backups on board.
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:00 PM
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When I bought my Lifelines, My GF said why spend that kind of money on a life jacket. I'm worth more that the cost of the jackets and she is too. After she put hers on the first time, she wont wear anything else. I boughtthe suspender type first and still keep them on board for guests.
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If they are so good why aren't they cost guard approved?
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That will be of great comfort to everyone who attends the wake.

Buy Lifelines or risk your life and the life of your passengers.

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I'll make sure you get invited. I don't know if you are aware of this but defending your country isn't the greatest paying job.
I respect anyone who serves his (my) country but you don't wear cotton helmets on foot patrol for a reason.

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If they are so good why aren't they cost guard approved?
Because they are racing life jackets and not simple ferry boat under seat units........ which are Coast Guard approved. When the government standards on anything are worth a d*mn we can continue this debate.

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Because they are racing life jackets and not simple ferry boat under seat units........ which are Coast Guard approved. When the government standards on anything are worth a d*mn we can continue this debate.

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It still doesn't make sense (I am not trying to argue with you). Cost of the jackets aside, would I get hassled by someone if I only had the lifeline jackets onboard?
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Who makes a good, reasonably priced, life jacket?
I went to Dick's sporting goods and got 4 life jackets that are USCG approved for $100. They look pretty good and feel sturdy.
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We run the black Stearns Trophy series 4185 vests. They are OK. Basicly a nice vest with leg straps.
I believe you can get them with the Mercury logo as well.
I got mine through Boaters World. They will have to call their special order dept to get them.
Black is hot and the collars are somewhat irritating because they are so high on the neck and don't stay folded down at speed. The straps stow nicely.
We wear them running from place to place but they get shucked off quick when we come off plane. Did I mention they are hot?
We only run 60 but always wear the vests on plane.


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