We recommend boat owners and users should
take suitable precautions with regard to safety on the water. Consider
the following if applicable. Please note it is wise to ensure you have
food, water, and sun protection. Before you leave home check you have
your own personal gear fuel and boat keys. Check the condition of the
vessel and vessels equipment weather and tidal conditions.
- Condition of the vessel and vessels
- Weather and tidal conditions.
- Condition of propulsion systems and
- Check trailer bearings and trailer
- Don not forget to fit your bung.
- We recommend that most engines should
be fitted with a kill switch.
- If trailing on the road, please ensure
that your trailer is in sound condition.
- Each member of the crew should have a
personal safety device.
- Do not overload the boat.
- Do not overpower the boat.
- Check battery condition.
- Check you have keys, petrol, oil,
- Check personal items. Drink, food,
sunglasses, swimming stuff, sun cream, ski gear. Check all safety
At the slipway remove trailer gear, prop
bag, strap etc. Check bungs. keys. Connect kill switch, vent tank. Blow
out fumes from bilges, prime fuel. START IN NEUTRAL, on trailer, in
water before moving off.
Safety Check List
We feel that you should
carry the majority of the following:
||EPIRB Distress Beacon
|Anchor, chain, rope
||VHF, Fixed and/or Handheld
||Heaving Line/Throw Line
|1st Aid Kit & Book
||Torch + Batteries
||Wooden Plug Set
||Basic Tool Kit
|Reserve Fuel Tank
||Spare L/jkt CO2
|Lifebuoys & Ropes
||Emergency Nav Lights Set
||Thermal Gloves etc
||Food Rations Water
|Retro Reflective Tape
||Emergency VHF Ariel
|Man Overboard Block
Lifejackets & Buoyancy Aids (In four CE categories)
150n manual gas has the option of oral
inflation and a gas operation when the cord is manually pulled, which will
275 Newton Lifejacket (28 kg
- Suitable for swimmers and
- A high performance device
for offshore and severe conditions, when maximum protection is required or
where heavy waterproof clothing is worn.
- They give improved
assurance of safety from drowning.
- While they cannot be
guaranteed to self-right an unconscious user wearing heavy waterproofs, the
buoyancy they provide should ensure they will, in the great majority of
150 Newton Lifejacket
- Suitable for swimmers and
- For use in all but the most
- They will give reasonable
assurance of safety from drowning, to a person not fully capable of helping
- May not immediately self-right an
unconscious user wearing heavy waterproof clothing.
- Equivalent performance to
previous BSI Approved lifejackets.
100 Newton Lifejacket
- Suitable for swimmers and
non-swimmers in inshore and coastal waters.
- They give a reasonable
assurance of safety from drowning in relatively calm waters.
- Not guaranteed to self
right an unconscious user wearing waterproof clothing and should not be
expected to protect the airway of an unconscious person in rough water.
50 Newton Buoyancy
- Only suitable for competent
- Sheltered water use where
help is close at hand.
- Only provides support to a conscious
person who can help themselves.
150n auto has oral inflation and a cord to pull
for manual inflation of the co2 gas and in addition, this has a automatically
operated inflation device which will inflate when immersed in water.
The clipper 150n [auto gas/harness only] is a new type hammer action lifejacket, which will operate under water pressure
when immersed [rather than being operated when possibly being splashed]. This
lifejacket also has oral inflation and manual pull cord to inflate, as all the
gas jackets have.
All the gas lifejackets are able to be
re-armed [if you buy the re-arm kit] , if you have used the gas, and can all
be used as an oral lifejacket.
Three different inflation
options are available throughout the Crewfit and selected Air Only lifejacket range.
- Pull a cord
- CO² canister is fired
- Jacket inflates
- Delivers full buoyancy in approx. 5
- Can also be inflated orally.
- Capsule fires within 5 seconds of
entry into the water
- Mechanism pierces canister, inflating
lifejacket in approx. 5 seconds
- Can also be inflated as manual version
|Hammar Automatic Inflation
- Innovative development for activating
- Hammar works on water pressure, only operating
when submerged 10cms
- No accidental inflation, even in
- Cylinder is mounted on the inside of
- Full detailed instructions are
provided with each lifejacket
- A key is provided which is essential
to the rearming process of the mechanism
Inflator gives excellent protection from random activation caused by
moisture, rain or wave splash. This is achieved by protecting the water
sensitive element with a hydrostatic valve. The valve will operate when
submerged in water by 10cm or so and, depending upon the lifejacket
style, held there for approximately 2 to 3 seconds.
When wearing foul weather clothing a
lifejacket has to overcome the fact that air is often trapped causing
the wearer to both surface quickly and float on their back. This may
cause slow or nonactivation of the inflator. As the air escapes from the
clothing, or if the individual rolls over face down, then the inflator
will operate to deploy the lifejacket and return the individual to a
safe position. If the wearer is unhappy floating on the surface but
without the lifejacket deployed then the manual inflation option is
Hammar user instructions are supplied
with each lifejacket and should be read carefully prior to use.
Re-arming instructions and key are supplied with each re-arming pack.
Air Foam Lifejackets - Part foam, part air buoyancy provided by oral
Air Only Lifejackets - The buoyancy is provided by air or gas.
Buoyancy Aid - A means of providing additional buoyancy to a
conscious person who is able to swim and help themselves, in situations where
help is close at hand. It has less buoyancy than a lifejacket.
Buoyancy by Size - The amount of buoyancy in a device will change with
its size. For example a baby size 10ON lifejacket has only 3ON of buoyancy.
This will operate on a baby in the same way as 10ON would on an adult.
CE Mark - A sign that the iifejacket, buoyancy aid, harness and
safety line has been tested and complies with the relevant European Standard.
All these products must be tested and carry the CE Mark.
Crutch Straps - A method of keeping the lifejacket held down and in
place when the wearer is in the water. We recommend their use at all times.
Foamlinherent Buoyancy - Buoyancy provided by closed cell foam or other
Gas Inflation - The buoyancy of the lifejacket is provided
by a C02 disposable gas cylinder. Once activated the C02 cylinder must be
Harness - A system of webbing straps with metal buckles and
D ring, used with a safety line, to prevent a person failing overboard.
Must be CE Approved and must have the stitching in a contrasting colour.
Hammar Device - This mechanism is fitted with a hydrostatic valve
that automatically inflates the lifejacket when the lifejacket is below the
water. It is not affected by rain or spray.
Lifejacket - A means of providing buoyancy in an emergency. A
lifejacket should, when fully inflated, turn the wearer, even when
unconscious, face up and keep the airway clear of the water.
Manual Inflation - A method of inflating the lifejacket by pulling on lanyard to pierce the gas
Mouth Inflation Tube - Fitted to all Gas, Air Foam and Oral lifejackets. It
is a tube which can be used to inflate any lifejacket by mouth. This tube is
also used to deflate the lifejacket by depressing the non-return valve fitted
in the tube.
Newtons - The level of buoyancy a device provides in the water.
10 Newtons = lkg = 2.2]bs.
Oral Inflation - The buoyancy is provided by mouth inflation.
Retro-Reflective Tape - Reflects light back to its source in a similar way to
a cats-eye, assisting rescuers to locate a person in the water.
Standard Automatic Activation - A device is fitted to inflate the lifejacket
automatically once the wearer is in the water. Should this fail, manual
activation can be used.
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