Life Raft & Survival Equipment - auto vest/jacket
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02-27-2006, 04:25 PM
Anyone know about this Float Tech brand style 008_240_001_013
It is a jacket with removable sleeves with a auto inflate vest it seems good for both cooler weather and warm with the removable sleeves. It is sold at west marine here is the link. http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/10001/-1/10001/245964/10001/12387/106/8 Please letme know good or bad....Les AKA longtime gone
02-28-2006, 05:28 PM
Yes we carry the Foat Tech Jacket it is a great looking jacket that does have the removeable sleeves to be a vest in warmer weather. The Jacket is quite comfortable and when needed is turns into an inflatable vest with 35 pounds of inflation We sell this to THT members at $250.00
03-01-2006, 02:12 PM
Thanks Jim, I'm out a lot by myself and will be out early in the spring so a jacket that I would wear to keep warm as opposed to leaving a life vest in the cabin seems like a good idea. Do you recommend one type or brand over another? I see the float tech is waiting for coast guard certification is this a problem if I have plenty of other certified's on board? I like the fact that the sleeves can be removed .Again thanks for your advice...Les
03-01-2006, 02:27 PM
The Floatec is now USCG Aproved, although it really doesn't matter with the other ones on board. Flotec just recieved the approval a week ago so you will here more aboput them soon. They are pretty comfortable and the convertible part is nice to be able to use it as a vest or a jacket. And a jacket is always a nice thing to have in th afternoons and mornings when boating. If you happen to wear a size large. I have three of these in stock that are from earlier this year so they are not the approved ones. These are at a really special price of $125 but I only have three Large.