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Old 14-10-2019, 03:38   #1
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Drying the inside of a life jacket bladder

I did a sea survival course over the weekend and got to play in a liferaft in full gear. Learned a lot of usefull info.
In the pool I was inflating and deflating my lifejacket to see how it affected ability to swim etc. Now the lifejacket has droplets of moisture inside the bladder.

Does anyone have any tips or ideas how to dry the inside or prevent mould/fungus growth? I'm thinking if I inflate it, let the air warm gently and then deflste multiple times it might do the trick
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Re: Drying the inside of a life jacket bladder

Yea that might work. Try to use very dry air to inflate it. The air from a scuba tank for example.
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Re: Drying the inside of a life jacket bladder

To finish off this thread: I pumped the PFD with a bicycle pump and left it in a warm room. Deflated and repumped and repeated. It took 10 cycles to get all the droplets out but now it's good to go.
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