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Old 01-02-2011, 03:54   #1
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Compatibility of Hammar Systems

I'd like to buy a new Spinlock lifejacket which uses a Hammar system. There is a several manufacturers using this system on the market, nowadays.

My question is - if all of them use Hammar system, are their spare parts (CO2 cartridges+Hammar) compatible each other ? Or there are some differencies, in spite of the fact all of them use Hammar ?

It means - may I buy Hammar+cartridge from Plastimo for my Spinlock (if both of them use Hammar) ?

The point is - I like a Spinlock, but I am not sure how much the original Spinlock's spare parts (CO2 cartriges) are available around the world.
Plastimo spare parts would be (probably) more available even in the more remote destinations.
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The answer is yes, Hammar is a Swedish company that makes all these systems, if its a genuine hammar system the parts should be interchangable, The C02 cartridges are standard anyway. Once there isnt a difference in clyinder size.


Note replacing Hammar units while straightforward, Ive discontinue using mine and reverted to the tablet types, its very difficult to know if a hammar unit has been replaced properly

make sure you have the little "key" to allow you to release the Hammar unit.

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its very difficult to know if a hammar unit has been replaced properly
Thank you for quick response.
Just about your warning. If I am right, it is about air-tightness, after replacing the whole unit, isn't it ? Maybe the simple inflation by mouth and check if all air is kept in, could be a solution ?
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CO cyllinder sizes differ based on expected buoyancy. Most lifejacket threads are same so I would expect all Hammar threads to fit.

If you cannot buy the proper thing see how you system works - some may blow up when you use to much gas, others have a valve.

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Just about your warning. If I am right, it is about air-tightness, after replacing the whole unit, isn't it ? Maybe the simple inflation by mouth and check if all air is kept in, could be a solution
Firstly a lot of Hammar lifejackets, certainly the ones I still have, had a requirement that they be replaced by a recognisied service station. Secondly I didnt like the way the hammar replacement unit was difficult to determine that it was reseated properly and I dont like the fact the the bottle cant be inspected without removing the hammar unit.

I went back to Halkey roberts/United Moudlers systems as a result.

Just my view thats all

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Dave, your opinions sound quite reasonable. Thank's a lot for your input.
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