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Old 02-02-2014, 05:50   #16
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Re: Do you need to buy Life Jackets for others?

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Leaving aside the "politeness" angle - doesn't the requirement to have any specific "safety" equipment depend on your boat flag, and not it's location?
Generally yes. It is a principal that cruising sailors should fight for.

There is a tendency for governments to try to impose local standards on international boats, these can be difficult and expensive for boats traveling between different countries to comply with.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:56   #17
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Funny enough I've never had another country carry out an inspection of my safety gear when UK flagged.. apart from the only time I transferred a boat of mine to Portuguese registration..
Then it was for the maximum number of people the boat could carry safely.. so if I'd said 6 persons.. then I needed 6 life jackets.. a 6 man life raft.. etc..
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Re: Do you need to buy Life Jackets for others?

Here is a comparison chart that isn't too bad. US type II and III life jackets give 70 newtons. Type I is 100 newtons.

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Re: Do you need to buy Life Jackets for others?

Type I-IV is a USCG designation and has no relevance outside the US.

For European users only jackets to EN 395, 396 or 399 are regarded as lifejackets. ( 100newtons, 150 newtons and 275 newtons )

Offshore I use a 275N double bladder jacket

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