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Old 10-15-2002, 08:47 AM
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My wife has a great fear of getting tossed out of the boat at speed,and to make matters worse she CAN'T swim....This past summer she jumped into the water with a life jacket on and it shot off right over her head,fortunately she could just touch bottom...Any one have any suggestions for custom made life jackets?????
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Old 10-15-2002, 09:11 AM
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TRY SECURITY RACE PRODUCTS. MY EX-WIFE (the ***** owes me money ) AND HER FEMALE RACER COMPANION BOTH GOT THE JACKETS FROM SRC AND THEY WERE STRONG ENOUGH FOR A MAN , BUT MADE FOR A WOMAN. GIVE THEM A TRY.
 
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My wife has a Lifeline and says it fits perfectly. Plus, we got some pretty neat graphics that are close to the boat.

I know they cost a bit, but since we wear 'em they're worth it.
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Just reminded me of her questions at Barney's.

Have you been to Wolf's? They have a pretty large selection.
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Mark,
Not sure what qestion she had at Barneys,I must of been talking to someoen else at the time....I'm just thinking if I get her a jacket that fits,MAYBE it will ease her fears somewhat...Last weekend when i went to Mi City she couldn't get off work early so she drove there after work with my step daughter.After we ate, I thought Jessie could drive the car back,and Maria could run back to St Joe with me.However she knew that I wanted to run hard and get back before it was dark.So she decided to drive back home.
Next time I'm in Wolf's I'll check and see what they have,but will probably end up having one made to fit her...If all else fails I'll just start taking a 5th of Southern Comfort along when we go out

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Lifeline or SRP --- especially for hi-speed runs.

I'm a girl and loved my Full-Race Lifeline jacket -- fit snug and felt secure. Saved my tender torso many times!

They make a "Poker Run" style that is a little less $ and looks great (can be color matched to your boat graphics!) We have a matching set of those - very nice.

Also -- they have "leg straps" -- which is MANDATORY if you're running above 80 mph -- otherwise, the jacket can pull off over your head.

I heard about one guy who nearly drowned because the jacket pulled over his head -- but not all the way off. It got stuck with his arms sticking straight up! He could not use his arms and his head was still underwater, stuck inside the jacket. He was lucky that someone got to him right away.


So, be sure to get a "100mph" jacket with leg straps.

Full Racing jackets are bulkier and cost more $$, but can help prevent broken ribs and punctured lungs~!

Overall, a great investment!!
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Old 10-15-2002, 02:02 PM
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I fell out at speed...... If I had a regular ski jacket on - I WOULD BE DEAD.....


I spoke with racers from all over- LIFELINE JACKETS ARE THE ONLY WAY TO GO ! .... I bough two for my boat and another for a friend & his boat.......... MUST HAVE LEG STRAPS.....

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I'm actually a fitter for both of these companies. Have all large-breasted women come to my house for a personal measurement and fitting!!!
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