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re-arm your PFD before you can
inflate it with CO
(see "Re-Arming your inflatable
PFD" on page 8).
Inflating your PFD with air is
done by blowing air into the oral
inflation tube. The advantage of
inflating your PFD this way is that
you do not need to re-arm your
PFD when you are finished using it.
The disadvantages are that it takes
longer to inflate your PFD, and
you are at risk of double inflation.
For details on double inflation see
For instructions on inflating your PFD (see "Inflating your PFD" on
page 6). It is important to check the inflator on your PFD on a
regular basis to make sure that it is ready to go in case you need it.
You can easily tell if the inflator is ready to go by checking the Status
Indicator (Fig. 2). If it’s green, your CO
cylinder is full and your PFD
is properly armed. If it’s red, the CO
cylinder is empty and your PFD
needs to be re-armed (see "Re-Arming your inflatable PFD" on
UNINSPECTED COMMERCIAL VESSEL USE
This inflatable PFD is not approved for “hot work” and care must be
taken to avoid damage from abrasion and sharp objects.
IS YOUR PFD IN GOOD AND SERVICEABLE CONDITION?
Check your PFD between outings to be sure that it is properly armed;
that it is free of rips, tears or holes; that all seams are securely sewn;
and that the fabric, straps and hardware are still strong. Inspect
the inflatable portion of your PFD in accordance with the Care and
Maintenance Instructions (see "Care and Maintenance Instructions"
on page 14).
Water Inlet Valve
HYDROSTATIC INFLATOR CAP
Yellow Inflator Cap