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Old 12-03-2009, 07:01 PM
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Question Life Vest Cheepies just for Poker Runs ?

Instead of wearing the regular ski vest I ve seen a bunch of guys wearing this style,We usually only enter 2 poker runs a year that require life vest,We usually go slow with the girls onbard anyway,more of a chance of getting run over.

Also what about automatic or manual?

Anybody have any input on these,etc????
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west marine has these
http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...rice%7C0?N=377 710 4294962257&Ne=2090&Ntt=&Ntx=mode matchallpartial&page=CategoryDisplayLevel1&isLToke nURL=true&storeNum=8&subdeptNum=106&classNum=12387

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...rice%7C0?N=377 710 4294962257&Ne=2090&Ntt=&Ntx=mode matchallpartial&page=CategoryDisplayLevel1&isLToke nURL=true&storeNum=8&subdeptNum=106&classNum=12387
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Thats cheap I just bought some of these
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_1809wt_706
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i had to buy some back in july because of one of the poker runs we did require it.i bought from overtons.the cheap manual ones insteed of the auto kind.i figure i can tie me ond the ole lady off w/a lanyard,one of those ones that resemble a old style phone.i have about 3ft of lead cable before it inflates the blatter........jus have to rember that your hooked in.lol
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Thats cheap I just bought some of these
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_1809wt_706


that one must be a better quality
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Do you go to speedwake web site? If this link works it should take you to some jackets not sure if these are good prices or not. I'm like you I would like to get a couple and the west marine price is cheap but not sure about the quality. I'm not sure if I want to spend close to $200 for a jacket when I top out around 60 regular ski jackets are ok for me for now.

http://shop.speedwake.com/index.php?category=Safety|safety.jpg&level=2&sub_c ategory=Auto%20Inflate%20Life%20Vests|autoinflate. jpg
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Rob, get the automatic type. If you hit the water even a little disoriented, it's one less thing to have to figure out.
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Rob, get the automatic type. If you hit the water even a little disoriented, it's one less thing to have to figure out.
true that.....i purchased mine from Cableos
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I got mine off ebay a couple years ago for 70 bucks..automatic exact same as brand and style (sosspenders) as west marine was selling for about twice the price. get a couple of recharge lits when you get them. The auto-ones work by a dissolving bobbin..I learned the hard way that if you leave it in the cockpit on a dewey nite, you will find it popped in the morning
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Junk.... Designed for drunk fisherman who fall off the boat at anchor or sailors. Assuming even at 60 mph a rather slow pace in a poker run these jackets could fall apart on impact. I water-ski hard and even at 45-55 mph (cutting the wake at 36 mph) in a fall I have broken ski vests that were built much better than these junk inflatables. Not picking on this brand I am picking on all brands of inflatables. Get Lifeline Poker Run jackets. I have racing friends that have fallen out of drag boats at 100+ mph and were nearly killed wearing Lifelines "racing jackets" and helmets. Most went to the hospital.

You have a stunning 105 mph Hustler, get some really cool matching custom Lifelines with Hustler embroidered.

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how's that go about parachutes and brain surgery?

2 things you don't want a great deal on? Make it 3.....
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