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post #11 of Old 12-14-2012
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Re: Lifesling or Horseshoe for MOB

The Life-Sling does not meet this requirement.
Are you sure about this? I would have to go and look for the tag on our Sling, but according to various web sites, it does meet USGC Requirements.

From the West Marine web page...
USCG Type: Type V which substitutes for a Type IV
From Landfall Navigation...
Lifesling Man Overboard Recovery System USCG/A! Type IV
Good Boat Gear . com...
USCG Type V PFD which can take the place of a type IV throwable life-ring or horseshoe buoy
USCG Type: Type V which substitutes for a Type IV
I know you can't believe everything you read on the internet, but they all say USGC Approved. Like I said, I check for the tag (In the spring).

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