What's your lifejacket of choice?

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What's your lifejacket of choice?

Post by Kestrel » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:26 pm

Hi folks
I'm thinking of updating my lifejackets
As I like my fishing I prefer the yoke style as they aren't bulky and don't get in the way ... although the jacket type has advantages too and probably a tad easier to get on.
I've come across this type which I'm interested in. They offer a bit more buoyancy but don't appear any bulkier than other yokes
Has anyone tried the Crewfit 165n Sport?
https://crewsaver.com/au/8969/leisure/l ... t165NSport
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Re: What's your lifejacket of choice?

Post by purple5ive » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:37 pm

i have that exact model and chose it for the same reasons you have.

smallest available footprint when worn, and also some extra bouyancy.
they are a bit heavier when compared to most other commercially available ones, but very comfortable to use.
they are not the cheapest, but defenitely worth the $$$
i trialled the marlin slimline pfd as well which is also genuinely slimline, but not as comfortable as the crewsaver.

i bought this one so its not obstructive when throwing lures around which is 99% of my my style of fishing.
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Re: What's your lifejacket of choice?

Post by Kestrel » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:06 pm

purple5ive wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:37 pm
i have that exact model and chose it for the same reasons you have.

smallest available footprint when worn, and also some extra bouyancy.
they are a bit heavier when compared to most other commercially available ones, but very comfortable to use.
they are not the cheapest, but defenitely worth the $$$
i trialled the marlin slimline pfd as well which is also genuinely slimline, but not as comfortable as the crewsaver.

i bought this one so its not obstructive when throwing lures around which is 99% of my my style of fishing.
Thanks!
Did you go for the manual or auto model?
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Re: What's your lifejacket of choice?

Post by Nude up » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:12 pm

Do they have to be serviced every year or every second, can you do it yourself. I have a yoke one for on my yak and when fishing by myself locally but I have a stormy full jacket it’s auto and manual with built in winch strap, for offshore work

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Re: What's your lifejacket of choice?

Post by purple5ive » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:21 pm

Kestrel wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:06 pm
purple5ive wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:37 pm
i have that exact model and chose it for the same reasons you have.

smallest available footprint when worn, and also some extra bouyancy.
they are a bit heavier when compared to most other commercially available ones, but very comfortable to use.
they are not the cheapest, but defenitely worth the $$$
i trialled the marlin slimline pfd as well which is also genuinely slimline, but not as comfortable as the crewsaver.

i bought this one so its not obstructive when throwing lures around which is 99% of my my style of fishing.
Thanks!
Did you go for the manual or auto model?
Kestrel
i got the automatic model.
the stormy PFD also has a very slimline model worth a look as well.
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Re: What's your lifejacket of choice?

Post by SteveoTheTiger » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:27 pm

All my jackets are Marlin manual inflatable models. I service them myself each year, just before summer usually. And throw them out after 5 years (once you run out of lines on the service record). I pick up new ones when i can get them on sale ($50 at BCF or Whitworths).
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Re: What's your lifejacket of choice?

Post by purple5ive » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:41 pm

Nude up wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Do they have to be serviced every year or every second, can you do it yourself. I have a yoke one for on my yak and when fishing by myself locally but I have a stormy full jacket it’s auto and manual with built in winch strap, for offshore work
annually

https://crewsaver.com/media/5472/crewfi ... enance.pdf
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Re: What's your lifejacket of choice?

Post by denis barden » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:13 pm

For me ive got the Marlin 150 full jacket
for passageners Marlin 150s fit over
Crew savers are used on the Portarlington to Melb ferry boys-They look the goods to me

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Re: What's your lifejacket of choice?

Post by smile0784 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:54 pm

I have 2 marlin off. Really light weight and easy to put on

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Re: What's your lifejacket of choice?

Post by Tackleberry » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:36 pm

Crew saver been using them for 3 years very comfy
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