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Life ring or horse collar for the boat?

Hi All,

I suspect this is purley a personal preference thing. It's time to purchase a life ring bouy or horse collar today (sale prices) and just want to hear what your preferences are and why. Do you also have a life sling?

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Re: Life ring or horse collar for the boat?

Oh You have money to pitch at the boat. Good for you. I was hoping to see someone posting it is fun to watch. I am not sure but I think Canada has an Opinion as to what might be better on boat over some lengths.
I am waiting for the mob to reply. I have no advice and might learn from this.
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my personal opinion (which is worth what you are paying for it) is that life rings are easier to throw

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my personal opinion (which is worth what you are paying for it) is that life rings are easier to throw
I agree, way easier to throw a ring....

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Horse shoes do not meet the safety requirements in Canada. It has to be a ring.
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Re: Life ring or horse collar for the boat?

i think i have one of each but i will trade one,prolly the life sling,if i indeed have it , for something much more useful to me.....
my boat has a ring i use to hold stuff on boat when sailing. makes a decent altho uncomfortable cushion, but a lot more comfortable than that dreadful horseshoe.
ring is also an awesome water dish holder for bubba´s water while under way.


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Where i'm at life ring is a requirement. Horse shoe is useful for cleaning waterline as you can sit on it like a saddle and float at waterline for the cleaning job.

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Hi All,

I suspect this is purley a personal preference thing. It's time to purchase a life ring bouy or horse collar today (sale prices) and just want to hear what your preferences are and why. Do you also have a life sling?

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In Canada life rings are required on boats over 29' 6" as they are easier to throw with accuracy. They are not thrown directly at the person in the water as a direct hit could end with a concussion.

In the US I believe you have a choice.

ps A life ring is hard plastic with internal flotation. They would make a lousy cushion.

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Re: Life ring or horse collar for the boat?

Collar and a life sling and a mob pole and a floating strobe and a throw line


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Re: Life ring or horse collar for the boat?

I have three, all attached with the proper length of retrieval line. The life ring and the horseshoe are easiest to throw and with a bit more accuracy, but depending on who I am actually throwing it to, I'll use the anchor shaped one. :-)
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