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Inflation System and CO
Cylinder Check – See "Inspecting your
Inflatable PFD - Before Each Use" on page 14.
Donning Instructions – See "Putting on your Inflatable PFD" on
Inflation Instructions – See "Inflating your PFD" on page 6.
Other Use Guidelines:
1. Always wear your PFD when underway unless you are inside
a cabin. This is a requirement for commercial approval and is
strongly advised for all users.
2. If you need to jump from any height, always fold arms over your
chest to keep the PFD in place when entering the water.
3. Avoid all unnecessary activities that will be abrasive to the device.
4. Use extreme caution around sharp objects.
5. Avoid unnecessary exposure to the sunlight (see "Cleaning and
Storing your PFD" on page 15).
gas from cylinder will permeate through the chamber fabric
over time. If you are in the water for a long time, it may be
necessary to orally inflate the inflatable PFD until firm, by blowing
air into the oral tube.
7. Inflatable PFDs are not designed for activities in which the wearer
expects to encounter impact with the water at a high speed such
as water skiing, riding personal watercraft, etc.
8. Inflatable PFDs are not designed for white water activities.
9. Dropping this PFD into the water will result in an inadvertent
MANDATORY CARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS:
Federal regulations in 33 CFR 175-1993 require you to carry Coast
Guard approved personal flotation devices (PFDs) legibly marked with
the Coast Guard approval number which are in good and serviceable
condition and are the correct size for each person on board. To be
considered serviceable, this PFD shall not exhibit deterioration that
could diminish its performance such as broken or deformed hardware,
detached webbing, rotted structural components, air leaks, or non-
functional oral inflation tube. Unless worn, this PFD must also be
properly armed with a full CO
cylinder, inflation system status
indicator, and an accessible manual inflation lanyard. A PFD which is