Like Tree0Likes

Life jackets

Reply
Old 06-05-2008, 06:48 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Summerville, SC
My Boats: 1994 Fountain Fever 27'
Posts: 127
Default Life jackets

Who makes a good, reasonably priced, life jacket?
bruin_d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 07:33 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Expensive Date's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: West Creek NJ
My Boats: 05 35 Fountain EX
Posts: 4,220
Default

Jet ski style vests are available at any boat shop.While not as good as lifelines they are still better than what most people wear which is nothing
Expensive Date is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 07:56 PM
  #3
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Frankfort,ill
My Boats: 40 SKATER
Posts: 12,863
Default

Lifelines , nothing but the Best
RunninHotRacing163.1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 08:20 PM
  #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 9,495
Default

It all depends on what your expectations are. If you want it to save your life, I'd buy one of the better one's. Lifelines are the best. In that class, you can shop the competition but there's no money to be saved.
Chris Sunkin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 08:52 PM
  #5
Charter Member #1055/Moderator
Charter Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
GO4BROKE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: CNY
My Boats: Sonic 386
Posts: 4,579
Default

Life lines are the best for a high speed crash.
We have Mustang suspender style. If you get those buy the ones for sail boats with d rings, gives you a stronger harness.
__________________
[img][/img]
GO4BROKE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 08:56 PM
  #6
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Summerville, SC
My Boats: 1994 Fountain Fever 27'
Posts: 127
Default

Sorry, my pockets aren't as deep as most of you guys. I can't really afford to spend $2000 on 5 life jackets.

Last edited by bruin_d; 06-05-2008 at 08:58 PM.
bruin_d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 09:08 PM
  #7
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
got twins ?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rochester,NY
My Boats: 1988 Formula 311 SR1-sold, 2004 Fountain 42 Lightning 525EFI w/XRs - sold, 2010 Fountain 42 Lightning 700s w/6s
Posts: 723
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bruin_d View Post
Sorry, my pockets aren't as deep as most of you guys. I can't really afford to spend $2000 on 5 life jackets.
Go to the Mustang site and click on power boating ..... they offer a life jacket rated up to 100 mph .... it has a small collar .... good looking jacket .... available in yellow with black and gre accents or red and black ....

Should run you about $79.00 each ..... follow their site and it will direct you to a vender who has them.

i just bought 4 of them through www.defender.com great customer service and easy shipping.

Good luck ....

Jeff
got twins ? is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 09:45 PM
  #8
Charter Member #1055/Moderator
Charter Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
GO4BROKE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: CNY
My Boats: Sonic 386
Posts: 4,579
Default

You can buy 2 good ones, and 3 cheap ones. Unless you always carry 5 people.
__________________
[img][/img]
GO4BROKE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2008, 05:05 AM
  #9
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Summerville, SC
My Boats: 1994 Fountain Fever 27'
Posts: 127
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GO4BROKE View Post
You can buy 2 good ones, and 3 cheap ones. Unless you always carry 5 people.
Good point.
bruin_d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2008, 07:22 AM
  #10
Charter Member #30
Charter Member
 
Scott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Bellville,Oh
My Boats: PQ 38 Avenger
Posts: 2,159
Default

It's O.K. to buy the best you can afford! Just remember you have to have Coast Guard Approved life jackets for everyone on board no matter what you choose.

The point is any comfortable wearable jacket is going to be better than buying a 4 pack bag of Orange vests stuffed up into the cabin.
__________________
I have Steps & Bubbles!
Scott is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
jcolby
General Boating Discussion
19
04-04-2007 01:20 AM
thisistank
General Boating Discussion
26
01-09-2007 01:18 PM
itilldo
General Boating Discussion
14
01-07-2007 12:50 PM
SR-24
General Boating Discussion
3
05-22-2003 10:39 PM
skatermike24
General Boating Discussion
30
03-29-2003 05:54 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.