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  • Fox 40 Whistle Yellow w/APS Logo

    Fox 40 Whistle Yellow w/APS Logo

    $7.70
  • Spinlock Deckvest Flow USCG Approved

    Spinlock Deckvest Flow USCG Approved

    $199.00
  • Spinlock/Ocean Signal Personal AIS MOB1

    Spinlock/Ocean Signal Personal AIS MOB1

    $339.00
  • Spinlock Deckvest Cento Junior

    Spinlock Deckvest Cento Junior

    $179.00
  • Deckvest 5D Pro Sensor w/ Harness

    Deckvest 5D Pro Sensor w/ Harness

    $359.00
  • Deckvest 5D Hammar 170N PFD  w/ Harness

    Deckvest 5D Hammar 170N PFD w/ Harness

    $379.00
  • Hydrostatic Inflatable PFD w/ Harness

    Hydrostatic Inflatable PFD w/ Harness

    $339.61
  • Rearm Kit - Manual PFD

    Rearm Kit - Manual PFD

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  • Deckvest Lite Re-arm Kit

    Deckvest Lite Re-arm Kit

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  • Re-Arm Kit for Junior Deckvest Cento

    Re-Arm Kit for Junior Deckvest Cento

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  • Spinlock Deckvest LITE USCG Approved

    Spinlock Deckvest LITE USCG Approved

    $189.00
  • Deckvest Pro-Sensor Re-arm Kit

    Deckvest Pro-Sensor Re-arm Kit

    $40.00
  • Race Safety Line: Cow Hitch + 1 Clip w/ Elastic

    Race Safety Line: Cow Hitch + 1 Clip w/ Elastic

    $99.00
  • Stohlquist DRIFTer Life Jacket

    Stohlquist DRIFTer Life Jacket

    $129.95
  • Deckvest Hammar Re-arm Kit 150N/170N

    Deckvest Hammar Re-arm Kit 150N/170N

    $82.00
  • Race Safety Line: Cow Hitch + 2 Clips

    Race Safety Line: Cow Hitch + 2 Clips

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More information on inflatable PFD's and Tethers:

For those who want the protection of a life jacket without the bulk. Inflatable PFD's are available in automatic and manual inflation models. Many inflatable jackets come equipped with pocketed whistles or beacons, with bright colors increase the visibility for any search and rescue party. Models with an accompanying hydrostatic inflation device will help to prevent accidental inflation due to poor conditions. U.S. Coast Guard Type V approved.

 

We offer premier inflatable manufacturers like Mustang Survival and Spinlock.  Both offer options with and without integral harnesses for offshore sailing. For severe conditions, the optional leg straps are highly recommended to ensure the jacket stays in place. 

Spinlock Inflatable PFD's & Tethers:

Spinlock PFDs are available with two different inflation systems:

  • PRO sensor -This is a water sensitive activation system that uses a compressed paper capsule which dissolves when wet which then releases a spring to puncture the CO2 cylinder. The cap is designed so that only water flowing upwards through the unit will cause it to activate. Water, spray and rain running down the jacket will not cause activation.  Capsule should be replaced every 3 years.
  •  HAMMAR Hydrostatic sensor- The Hammar inflation system is activated by water pressure and will not inflate until the cap is approximately 10cm underwater. This system is designed for use in more extreme conditions and extended offshore sailing. The benefit of the Hammar system is that the jacket cannot accidently inflate from being wet with rain and sea spray. Activator should be replaced every 5 years.
For tethers, on the favorites amongst sailors is the 2 clip safety line. This tether utilizes a lightweight dry-coated fabric and a unique clip great for easy quick action release and attachment. A helpful overload indicator lets you know exactly when it's time for replacement.

Mustang Inflatable PFD's:

You can't go wrong with an inflatable PFD from Mustang. Our number one pick is the award-winning Hydrostatic Inflatable PFD with harness. The lifejacket only inflates when submerged in 4 or more inches of water ensuring that you won't have accidental inflation due to rain or ocean spray. 

 

Check out the APS blog for more help on Inflatable PFD's:

 

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