Lifejacket Type Code Labels Go Away (BoatUS article) - SailNet Community
 8Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 Old 10-06-2014 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 776
Thanks: 158
Thanked 69 Times in 64 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Lifejacket Type Code Labels Go Away (BoatUS article)

Please delete if redundant, but I didn't see it mentioned yet:

Life Jacket Type Code Labels Go Away : BoatUS Press Room
Multihullgirl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 10-06-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 2,261
Thanks: 10
Thanked 55 Times in 52 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Re: Lifejacket Type Code Labels Go Away (BoatUS article)

Thus recognizing that hardly anyone is good at reading Roman Numerals any more.. :-)
nolatom is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 10-06-2014
Master Mariner
 
capta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: somewhere south of civilization
Posts: 6,998
Thanks: 135
Thanked 368 Times in 356 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Lifejacket Type Code Labels Go Away (BoatUS article)

Oh no, say it isn't so! Does this mean I have to replace my wonderful, classic kapok life jackets? They've served me so well for over 50 years and they hardly absorb any water at all. Well, perhaps a tad more than they should, but hey, what's a little bit of water when you're bobbing around in the middle of an ocean, waiting for rescue?
RichH likes this.

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

facebook.com/svskippingstone
capta is online now  
 
post #4 of 15 Old 10-06-2014
baDumbumbum
 
bobmcgov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Windy Wyoming
Posts: 1,142
Thanks: 0
Thanked 39 Times in 38 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Re: Lifejacket Type Code Labels Go Away (BoatUS article)

Whew. That's a relief. I've been wearing one of each Type, I-V, just to make sure I was compliant. It becomes difficult to move your arms.
RichH likes this.

Buccaneer18, Grainnia
SJ21, Diarmuid
Albin Ballad 30, Fionn
bobmcgov is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 10-07-2014
██▓▓▒▒░░▒▒▓▓██
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 13,645
Thanks: 11
Thanked 253 Times in 248 Posts
Rep Power: 15
   
Re: Lifejacket Type Code Labels Go Away (BoatUS article)

I don't see why Roman Numerals should be any problem. Like I keep telling the nice ladies at DMV, on the eye test. I don't read or speak Arabic, I want Roman Numerals if they expect me to read that chart.
MedSailor and jackdale like this.
hellosailor is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 10-07-2014
Closet Powerboater
 
MedSailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Anacortes PNW
Posts: 3,925
Thanks: 298
Thanked 127 Times in 115 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Re: Lifejacket Type Code Labels Go Away (BoatUS article)

Quote:
Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
I don't see why Roman Numerals should be any problem. Like I keep telling the nice ladies at DMV, on the eye test. I don't read or speak Arabic, I want Roman Numerals if they expect me to read that chart.
I always knew you'd end up in some undisclosed federal holding facility... Until now I just never knew how it would happen.

MedSailor

I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MedSailor is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 10-07-2014
██▓▓▒▒░░▒▒▓▓██
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 13,645
Thanks: 11
Thanked 253 Times in 248 Posts
Rep Power: 15
   
Re: Lifejacket Type Code Labels Go Away (BoatUS article)

Just don't tell the USCG that my PFD is a Crewfit. Crewfit doesn't give a hoot about the USCG, it is UK and EU certified only. Which is only fair, since the USCG didn't certify inflatables of any kind, other than water wings, when this vest was made.

You know, if you don't mind bland food and orange coveralls, these Federal facilities really aren't as bad as Michelin rates them!
hellosailor is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 10-07-2014
Senior Member
 
sailvayu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ft Myers, FL, for now
Posts: 220
Thanks: 1
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Lifejacket Type Code Labels Go Away (BoatUS article)

capta you kid about the Kapok vests but you would be surprised at how many of these I see during surveys. I would say 1 out of every 5-6 boats I look at have at least one Kapok vest aboard. It amazes me that people will rely on a 50 year old vest when a new one costs less than 10 bucks!
capta likes this.

Capt. Wayne Canning, AMS

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
sailvayu is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 10-07-2014
Senior Member
 
Minnesail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 2,672
Thanks: 160
Thanked 108 Times in 104 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Lifejacket Type Code Labels Go Away (BoatUS article)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobmcgov View Post
Whew. That's a relief. I've been wearing one of each Type, I-V, just to make sure I was compliant. It becomes difficult to move your arms.

Catalina 22
on a starboard tack
Minnesail is online now  
post #10 of 15 Old 10-07-2014
██▓▓▒▒░░▒▒▓▓██
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 13,645
Thanks: 11
Thanked 253 Times in 248 Posts
Rep Power: 15
   
Re: Lifejacket Type Code Labels Go Away (BoatUS article)

People who are carrying 50 year old vests probably are only relying on them to meet the rules. As opposed to carrying them for any other reason.

Perhaps if Louis Vuitton offered a line of vests, in this year's colors?
hellosailor is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Safety Compliance Labels Outremer General Discussion (sailing related) 0 07-02-2011 10:22 AM
labels for the cockpit jpb General Discussion (sailing related) 10 03-23-2010 10:31 PM
Re: FYI - Article on GPS & WAAS article in BoatUS Seaworthy January NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 02-12-2007 05:15 PM
FYI - Article on GPS & WAAS article in BoatUS Seaworthy January 200 NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 02-12-2007 03:15 PM
Looking for Elec. panel labels grfoggynotion Gear & Maintenance 3 01-05-2007 08:55 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome