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    A Life Vest That We'll Wear!

    I Recently Posted About A New Vest That Is For Sale That Is Similar To The Life Lines/Security/ETC. The RCD Vest Is Nice But Like The Other Race Vests, Uncomfortable! With Recent, Unfortunate, Things That Have Happened Here In Florida, I Looked Into A Life Vest That #1) Will Float You IF You Come Out Of The Boat Without Coming Off. #2) Is Comfortable That We Would Wear It, #3) Is Affordable. What I Came Up With Is A Stern's Performance Series Vest/Jacket. It Comes With A Neck Support, Three Chest Straps, Pleated Back So It Fits Your Body And Isn't Uncomfortable, And #4) Has Leg/Crotch Straps(2). Now They Are NOT A Race Vest! So, IF You Plan On Racing Or Testing I'd Suggest Buying A Vest That Is Designed For That! BUT! They Won't Fly Off On Impact Due To Not Having Leg/Crotch Straps. Price Varies... I Bought 2-Of Them. One Was $55.00 The 2nd One Was $66.00. Got Them Off Amazon. I Am And Have Been Guilty Of Running A LOT Harder Than I Should Without A Life Vest On. it, But With Something That Is SAFE! And Comfortable, I For One, Will Start Wearing One! I'm Tired Of Hearing About People I Know Or Read What They Have To Say On This Board Because They Are To Stuburn To Put A Life Jacket... Of ANY KIND... On! This Is A Cheep Price To Pay To Save Your Or Someone Riding With You, Life! Hope This Helps!!

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    Mike...... do you have a model # on the Stern Vest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiboater View Post
    Mike...... do you have a model # on the Stern Vest?
    I Looked For A Model Number. And I'll Look Again But, If You Search Sterns Performance Vest You Will Find Them. I Know It Is A Nice Vest!

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    Is this it ? It's all i can find from Stearns with crotch straps
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    Have been using one of those for over five years.Great vest! And unlike my lifeline its legal.
    mine is model 4185 org SAR

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    I have 4 on the way ! Glad i did not pull the trigger on the life line seeing how they ENJOY busting bawls around here.Even though the noise level of my engine will get me stopped.They have such a hard-on for 2 strokes !

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    I recently bought a 4185 org SAR. It fits better than any PFD I have ever owned. Has 2 leg straps, 3 big 2" buckles and zipper in front. Does not ride up in the back when you sit down.

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    Im stupid and cant find this exact lofe jacket. Can someone post a LINK to this jacket that is for sale?
    A direct link to this item please

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadkill636 View Post
    Im stupid and cant find this exact lofe jacket. Can someone post a LINK to this jacket that is for sale?
    A di..r.ect link to this item please
    This is the jacket.Stearns 4185 sar
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    Roadkill....if you google Sterns type111 4185 life vest several sellers come up....here's the link to the above post https://www.go2marine.com/product/86...ch-rescue.html



    Quote Originally Posted by roadkill636 View Post
    Im stupid and cant find this exact lofe jacket. Can someone post a LINK to this jacket that is for sale?
    A direct link to this item please
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    I ended up taking advantage of West Marines price match/free shipping to store.Got mine in 2 days for $112 each.

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    Good stuff Mike!

    I stumbled on something very similar, yrs ago at a marine surplus house in Fla.
    I bought a bunch and sold them to friends.

    Loved them and believe they're Stearns.

    Great post Mike.
    I'd rather be competitive w/junk I built in my garage than win w/stuff I bought.


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    They are a lot of vest for the money.I am lovin mine.
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