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Old 12-08-2003, 08:29 PM
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Does anyone have input on what Life Jackets my passengers and I should be using? I like the standard Lifeline and the Switlik jackets. Any sugestions. I am trying to look at logic on what can happen. More opt to get thrown out of the Skater, Than flipping. I have been thrown out of a boat and it hurts alot.
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Does anyone have input on what Life Jackets my passengers and I should be using?

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Brandon, You never told me this boat stuff get's expensive. $500.00 here $1,000.00 there. I think it's cheaper to tag along with you.
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"BOAT" Break out another thousand A good vest or the more expensive race "collars" are less restrictive. I would say a good jetski vest that is thin and comfortable would be the best. As long as it is Coast Guard approved you are ok.
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There are many different styles, try SRP the can custom make some , but the bottom line is: what is your life worth, and the value of your friends and family that you will be boating with, while it isnt 100% i would opt for the best protection you can get.
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Since you will be running at high speeds and do not have canopies, it is imperative to have high speed impact life jackets. Others will simply disintegrate upon impact. I have the LifeLines personally and glad I have NEVER tested them out in the Skater. However, I HAVE in a 30 Shadow in Key West.
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OUCH!!!!!!!!

i take it you needed new underwear after that one?
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Just ask sticker boy off the board. He flipped a 24 Skater with passengers onboard and the lifelines saved a few lives. Buckle up ! BH
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OUCH!!!!!!!!

i take it you needed new underwear after that one?
Puder,

Actually it was weird. It happened so fast yet so slow...even today I can clearly see the wall of water coming, getting wet, and surfacing and shutting the engines down. Yet it happened so fast I had NOT TIME to poop my pants.
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