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Old 03-04-2011, 10:55 AM
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Im definately not tryin to be cheap on safety! Just makin sure Im gettin the best I can get.. Not saying that price isn't a concern, but Id rather spend a few more and get whats best and at least know WHY i spent what I did!
Life Line is the best, their reputation speaks for its self. Not sure what else is out there but it will be interesting to see what turns up. I do like some of the Mustang products, a friend of mine had a pair of bomber style jackets on his boat and i thought they were like a regular coat that you wore around until i put one on and asked about them. Turns out they were USCG rated and very comfortable. Thought about getting some for those cool fall runs. Poke around their site they may have some performance stuff, they have a great reputation as well. Personally i have both life Line and a pair of SRP's


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I can see your side, but more than anything I feel like the $1200 spent on the proper jackets for the application is $1200 worth of peace of mind.. Id love to go drop $80 on a handful of seadoo jackets but the stress of owning a cat is already high enough without having to worry constantly about cheap jackets too. My question was posted to try and learn what all lifeline "type" jackets are available since google wasn't doin me any favors..

Price is a concern, but more than that would be tryin to keep my dumbass friends from using a $300 jacket as a floatie at party cove! lol!
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slip these on your arms & your good 2 go!!!!!
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slip these on your arms & your good 2 go!!!!!

Thats what I normally wear, but....
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Thats what I normally wear, but....
or the hot chik with the PFDs
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Ive been lookin around on Google and havent found any racing jackets that seem to be of similar quality to the Lifeline brand.

Does anyone have experience with any brands besides them?

All i can seem to find are "high speed lifejackets, perfect for todays PWC's and performance bassboats"
WHAT?? Is Delo requiring Lifelines on the Carver now??
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WHAT?? Is Delo requiring Lifelines on the Carver now??
Not required, but its not a bad idea!
Actually just wearing one anytime Im on the dock at ALL isnt a bad idea!
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but the stress of owning a cat is already high enough without having to worry constantly about cheap jackets too.
Mac, it sounds like he is still shopping.
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Not required, but its not a bad idea!
Actually just wearing one anytime Im on the dock at ALL isnt a bad idea!
check out the SRP Bro we've had real good luck with them and pretty comfortable, the Lifelines are pretty BIG & bulky and pretty tuff too squeeze into bucket seats with them.good luck
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Sterns also has some SARs (search and rescues) with leg straps. Disclaimer: I'm not saying this is equal to a life line. Hopefully you scrub off enough speed in a spin or blow over before you need a 100 mph impact. Something that you and crew wear is more important.
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