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SOLPHIAIR 01-09-2016 01:01 AM

Offshore Lifejacket (Type 1).
 
Hey all

I am looking for a non inflatable Offshore Lifejacket (Type 1).


Some thing that is low maintenance. I do not want to fiddle with co2

Comfortable
adjustable.
pockets would be nice.

decent price.


Some thing like this but rated type 1
Stearns Versatile Commercial / Work Life Jacket / PFD


does any one have any suggestion.

Much obliged!

Stumble 01-09-2016 02:09 AM

Re: Offshore Lifejacket (Type 1).
 
They don't exist. Because of the requirements to meet Type 1 classification they have to be large and bulky. They are almost never worn except once abandoning ship becomes a serious reality and even then inflatables are generally prefered.

gamayun 01-09-2016 02:17 AM

Yep. They don't exist. It seems an inflatable is the only way to get low profile AND at least 33 lb of lift. My thought, because I live in an area that's pretty cold, is to get a float coat and a good form fitting inflatable. Best of both worlds in my opinion. Won't work in the tropics though.....

gamayun 01-09-2016 02:19 AM

Do you need a Type 1 for OSHA? Curious why you are focused on this type.

capta 01-09-2016 09:59 AM

Re: Offshore Lifejacket (Type 1).
 
The only reason that you might want a type 1 is if you are taking passengers for hire in US waters. Even if you take one passenger you must have a type 1 for each passenger and crew member aboard. There is some ratio of adult to child's type 1 aboard if you are chartering, but I've forgotten it. Contact USCG or the CFR's for the exact regs.

SOLPHIAIR 01-09-2016 12:25 PM

Re: Offshore Lifejacket (Type 1).
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Stumble (Post 3263009)
They don't exist. Because of the requirements to meet Type 1 classification they have to be large and bulky. They are almost never worn except once abandoning ship becomes a serious reality and even then inflatables are generally prefered.

I am looking for a good non inflatable off shore PFD do you have any suggestions.

CharlzO 01-09-2016 12:47 PM

Re: Offshore Lifejacket (Type 1).
 

SOLPHIAIR 01-09-2016 01:47 PM

Re: Offshore Lifejacket (Type 1).
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CharlzO (Post 3263721)

thanks!

Tanski 01-09-2016 05:36 PM

Re: Offshore Lifejacket (Type 1).
 

SOLPHIAIR 01-09-2016 06:26 PM

Re: Offshore Lifejacket (Type 1).
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tanski (Post 3264009)

looks good. what rating is it i am looking around and it does not say.


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