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Re: Crewsaver Inflatable with Harness?
Medsailor: Thanks for the follow up.... I like your setup, and for the cooler months I think that would be a great alternative. Actually for the cost, I'm thinking of setting one up like yours as a backup. But, I don't think I want it as a primary, I work offshore in the oilfield for a living and spend many hours in a work vest that covers about the same amount of body area as that vest and well... I sweat a lot! So I want something coolor for the summer, and I also like being able to sit down and not have the life vest hitting the backrest (one of my favorite things about inflatables).
So, that being said. I think I've decided on the Spinlock Deckvest, simply for the fact that it's actually available in the US without waiting a month+ for shipping. I'm just having issues deciding if I want the Pro-Sensor (paper capsul) or the Hammer (hydrostatic). The "pro sensor" is about $30 cheaper initially, but the refill kits are about $40 compared to $90 for the hydrostatic. So I'm wondering how likely a accidental inflation is if I don't spend the money for hydrostatic, I take some pretty heavy spray sometimes and have concerns. Also, it seems like all the hydrostatic refill kits look the same, are they interchangeable? The hydrostatic refill for my mustang vest is about $55 compared to the $90 for spinlock, and the mustang is much easier to find.
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