Mustang Survival MD3188 Life Jacket User Manual

Example Log
Date Service / Initials
Jan 2005 Ann. inspec. / CS
Jan 2006 Ann. inspec. / CS
Jan 2007 Ann. inspec. / DB
Jan 2008 Ann. inspec. / DB
Jan 2009* Ann. inspec. / SG
Jan 2010 Ann. inspec. / SG
Jan 2011 Ann. Inspec / SG
Drowning is the leading cause of fatalities involving recreational and commercial vessels. A
PFD provides flotation to help keep your head above water, help you to stay face up in the
water, and increase your chances for survival and rescue. Most adults only need an extra 7 to
12 lbs (3.2 to 5.5 kg pounds) of flotation to keep their heads above water. The proper size PFD
will properly support the weight of the wearer.
Since this Inflatable PFD does not have inherent buoyancy, it provides flotation only when
inflated. Familiarize yourself with the use of this Inflatable PFD so you know what to do in an
How and Why to Test Your PFD
Inflate your Inflatable PFD and try it out in the water to:
Make sure it floats you:
• Comfortably (when worn properly)
• Adequately for expected wave conditions (body shapes / densities affect performance)
Make sure it works:
• A flow of bubbles should not appear (see Care and Maintenance Instructions for Leak
Tests, page 14). It should inflate quick and easily.
Learn how it works by:
• Activating the CO
inflation system
• Re-arming the CO
inflation system
• Using the Oral inflator tube
MD3188 Inflatable PFD Manufacturer's Manual