DaveS Posted June 7, 2010 Share Posted June 7, 2010 Although 'Broads based', I'm looking at buying a couple of lifejackets to keep on the boat, which apart from emergency use, would be a sensible idea for when someone needs to traverse the gunwale walkway in bad weather, or a tidal flow. I have some very good buoyancy aids (from my dinghy sailing days), but they are somewhat cumbersome/bulky to wear around boat. So, as we aren't planning any sea passages, something that is lightweight and comfortable to wear, without the heavy duty stainless steel buckles etc, that you would find on the more serious sea going kit, and not too expensive. The Seago 150N and 175N jackets seem to be simplistic (you might even say basic), and are reasonably priced. However, I remembered reading a couple of years ago, that there was a 'recall' on these jackets, and an internet search confirmed my thinking. In fact I note that the 2008 recall has been extended to 2010. The same internet search also brought me to a 2008 'thread' on this forum . So, has the reason behind the recall been resolved in current production, and is the Seago jacket a good option? With so many products now manufactured in China, and sold in 'the west' as identical items under different brand names (Badge Engineering), it is quite possible to pay more, or less, for the same item but with a different badge. Your thoughts please guys. Dave Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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