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

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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...
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USCG Type: Type V which substitutes for a Type IV
From Landfall Navigation...
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Lifesling Man Overboard Recovery System USCG/A! Type IV
Good Boat Gear . com...
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USCG Type V PFD which can take the place of a type IV throwable life-ring or horseshoe buoy
Defender..
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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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