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Old 14-09-2009, 06:32   #1
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Sterns 3000 Auto Inflatable Life Jacket

I'm thinking of buying the above. Question--- anyone have any experiance with this model or similar (pill activates auto inflate function) with it inflating inadvertently? like spill your drink on it or heavy rain?
As always I appreciate your thoughts.
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Old 14-09-2009, 06:39   #2
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I average 3,000+ wet sea miles a year, if I forget to change the salt tablet it goes off about every 18 months, usually quite spontaneously. I now have hydrostatic ones.

I always buy the ones with integral harnesses. More expensive but much more versatile making it less likely you will need it to inflate in 'anger'

"Remember, experience only means that you screw-up less often."
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