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Throw ring device?

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14 mins ago, nicknotsebastian said:

a meet the requirements or an actual throw ring?

I could always tie 1/8" paracord to a USCG rated cushion and call it a day, but am interested in knowing what is out there that works and stores well. And I would rather just be in compliance on all counts with no questions nor room for interpretation.... 

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best is going to be a jim buoy set up w/ a line - usually hung on a mounted hook.

 

similarly a good horseshoe buoy set up.

 

either is top level throwable safety but neither is very storage/stow friendly other than on its mounted hook. 

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FWIW we were checked by the CG six weeks ago everything was good. Only issue our throw able life preserver was stowed which was incorrect.

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22 mins ago, squidder 329 said:

FWIW we were checked by the CG six weeks ago everything was good. Only issue our throw able life preserver was stowed which was incorrect.

exactly.

a good throwable is not made to be stowable - its made to be in a spot that may be convenient but is also easy to access quickly.

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I’ve got a Jim Buoy on a Sea Sucker utility hook on the front of the console. Easy access in the type of situation you’d need it in.

 

Crappy picture but it gives you an idea

 

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"throwable PFD" is what the requirement is looking for....  After doing a google search  for "throwable PFD" the only product I see designed to fit the bill is the Throwraft, at $150. So it goes from a cushion, to a solid life ring, to a horse shoe....  

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When I had a boat, a 17' dual console which was close quarters for two people. Equipped with two throw able cushions, one I sat on the other stored connected to 50' yellow (poly I think) floating line. Always thought about the wind or a bad toss plus if it was a bad spot it gave you some standoff room. Also had a large stainless snap which gave it a little weight.

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A seat cushion for the Coast Guard, a Throw Bag for the rescue.... just velcro strap it to your t-top so it's in a good spot to grab fast.

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So far I keep the throw bag and they accept it. I am sure sooner or later one will make me get a ring. 

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