A good quality battery charger like the Century CC1206 will handle all of this for you. It’s a proper multi-stage charger, and begins by applying a ‘bulk charge’ to the battery to bring it up to 80% capacity. For the remaining 20%, the battery chargers will switch to an ‘absorption charge’ mode – reducing the current and topping the battery off gently to ensure it receives a full recharge.
Once the battery is fully charged, the charger will then switch to a ‘float charge’ mode to keep the battery fully charged whilst you’re not using it.
We understand a cell phone is a great tool to have while out on the water, but the answer is simple: VHF radios are a form of communication that will ensure your distress messages are broadcasted, and you are more likely to get a quicker response for help.
VHF Radios give you a group protection system with surrounding boats that are able to listen in to the broadcast, which makes VHF radio the most efficient means of communication on the water. VHF will help you out, whether it’s a distress call or your engine won’t start, so make sure you always have a working VHF on your boats
Cut the clips off the jacket, use a knife to cut the front and back panels to render the PFD unusable.
Dump in the rubbish for disposal.
Freshwater with a mild soap is best to use when cleaning your lifejackets.
Always hang your PFDs up to dry before stowing away.
All kapok PFDs are now illegal in New Zealand and must be retired from use immediately.
Co2 bottles do not have an expiry date. You must replace the bottle if the jacket has been deployed.
Annual self-checks of your inflatable lifejacket is a must, plus look for key signs of any rust, pitting, or punctures on the bottle.
If it does show any of these signs then we recommend heading into your nearest Boating and Outdoors store to purchase a replacement Co2 bottle.
A lifejacket has a neck collar a buoyancy vest does not.
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