Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Arlington, VA
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I have 3 Mustang model 3184 inflatables with integrated harness. They are VERY comfortable to wear all the time.
One of these probably saved my life last fall, when due to a series of unlikely happenings I found myself in the water in a current and a chop moving quickly away from my boat. The Mustang performed perfectly. Only problem, of course, is that you are virtually immobililized after these things inflate. About all you can do is lie on your back and be real happy the thing keeps you afloat.
I bought a new inflator for the vest, but haven't installed it yet. Will do so before sailing in the spring. But I did do the manual inflation. The vest stayed inflated for more than a week; I haven't checked it in awhile, but I believe if you are losing air in just a day or two there's something amiss.