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by kmev
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Inflatable PFD Recomendations
Replies: 19
Views: 6285

Re: Inflatable PFD Recomendations

A bit of practice is worth the effort. Please explain what is to be practiced with regard to an inflatable PFD. Are you recommended inflating it for practice? I recommend intentionally jumping in the water with one to see how it works/floats. Being in the water in an inflatable that is inflated is ...
by kmev
Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Inflatable PFD Recomendations
Replies: 19
Views: 6285

Re: Inflatable PFD Recomendations

I use multiple versions of the Mustang brand and have been very happy with them. I prefer the hydrostatic best.
by kmev
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Inflatable PFD Recomendations
Replies: 19
Views: 6285

Re: Inflatable PFD Recomendations

Hydrostatic releases work by pressure, not moisture. None of the inflatable PFD's should go off by just getting wet. The most common operating systems is not hydrostatic, it is a dissolvable pill. With humidity and time the pills will eventually self-fire. If you get the pill version, put in a new ...
by kmev
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1980 Outrage 21: Chronic Water in Sump
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

Re: 1980 Outrage 21: Chronic Water in Sump

On a boat that is not completely waterlogged (or heavily loaded), that rub rail should rarely be submerged and not allow enough water in to run the bilge pump. At most, you should only see some minor water wicking along the inside of the joint. If you have a lot of weight in the stern and are not un...
by kmev
Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Navigation Rules: Right of way
Replies: 43
Views: 11642

Re: Navigation Rules: Right of way

Now that I have learned that I don't need a transportation workers Identity card (TWIC), an FBI check, and to have my fingerprints on file with the federal government in order to get Master Mariner's Credentials....the thought of getting certified or accredited or licensed as a master mariner is mo...