Mailport August 2012 Issue

Mailport: August 2012

Testing Inflatable PFDs

I was astonished and dismayed by the letter in the July 2012 Mailport about a discovered inflatable PFD flaw, and I felt that your response did not go far enough. An inflatable should be tested when purchased, and at least yearly thereafter. The crucial test is to fully inflate the unit using the oral inflation tube and wait about 24 hours to verify that it holds air.

Marc Auslander

Prydwen, Classic Tartan 30

Ossining, N.Y.

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