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SOSpenders autoinflate in rain?
I''m surprised a bit by Rob''s comment since just our two SOSpenders vest/harnesses have self-inflated multiple times. I think you can look at these units from two perspectives: for heavy users (we are full-time cruisers who do occasional long offshore legs, when we wear the harness vests almost 24/7), the bobbins'' internal tablets simply dissolve more quickly over time (humidity, soaking rain, on-deck spray) and annual bobbin replacement is good practice. For daysailing/seasonal users, the bobbins simply are exposed far less to wet/humid conditions and so the tablets survive longer.
I''m not sure which was more ''fun'': sitting quietly in the cockpit and reading when the vest suddenly *exploded* into inflation next to me...or wearing it when it happened.<g>