Inspecting Inflatable Life Jackets
Visually Inspect CO2 Trigger And Cartridge
Inspect cartridge to ensure that it hasn't been discharged; inspect inflator for corrosion and serviceability. If the life jacket is automatically triggered by a dissolving pill or bobbin, check to make sure the pill isn't cracked, discolored, or damaged.
Leave Jacket Inflated For 16-24 Hours
Inflate for 16 to 24 hours to ensure that it holds air. You can also immerse the life jacket to check for leaks in it or in the manual inflation tube.
If Jacket Holds Air, Repack And Use It!
Frequent inspection of your jacket can save your life! For specific information, refer to your life jacket owner's manual. For general life jacket information please visit www.BoatUS.org
— Published: June/July 2014
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