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Owners Manual
MD3085 Inflatable PFD
Manual Inflation Model
Recreational USCG Approved Type Commercial Vessels USCG Approved Type V
MD3087 Inflatable PFD
Manual with Automatic Backup Inflation Model
Recreational USCG Approved Type Commercial Vessels USCG Approved Type V
DO NOT REMOVE PRIOR TO 1 Approval Conditions and Carriage Regulations
1 Note to Uninspected Commercial Vessel Operators
2 Why are PFDs Required Safety Equipment
2 What is an Inflatable PFD
2 Instructions for Use
3 Uninspected Commercial Vessel Use
3 Component Inspection Instructions
4 Readiness Checklist
4 Sizing and Fit
4 Donning Instructions
5 Inflating Your Inflatable PFD
7 Special for Automatic Devices MD3087
7 Deflating the Inflatable PFD
8 Usage Below Freezing
8 Rearming Your PFD MD3085
10 Rearming Your PFD MD3087
13 Repacking
14 Is Your PFD in Good and Servicable Condition
14 Care and Maintenance Instructions
16 Cleaning and Storing of Your Inflatable PFD MD3085
17 Cleaning and Storing of Your Inflatable PFD MD3087
17 How and Why to Test Your PFD
18 Model MD3087
18 How Do You Test Your PFD Using the Automatic Inflator
MD3087
19 How Do You Test Your PFD Using the Manual Inflator
19 How Do You Test Your PFD Using the Oral Inflator
20 Wear Your PFD
20 Hypothermia
22 Each of These Devices is Intended to Help You Save Your Own
Life
22 Inflatable PFD Safety Accessories
23 Additional PFD Owners Manual i
APPROVAL CONDITIONS AND CARRIAGE This Inflatable PFD is approved by the US Coast Guard
USCG for use as a Type III Model MD3085 Type II Model Flotation Device PFD They are not approved for water skiing
or other high impact highspeed Inflatable PFD was designed to be more comfortable and to wear than inherently buoyant PFDs When worn used and
serviced according to this owners manual this Inflatable PFD can your chances of survival in the water Not recommended or weak swimmers Users of
inflatable PFDs must be at
least 16 years Models MD3085 and MD3087 are US Coast Type V inflatable PFDs approved ONLY WHEN WORN for use commercial vessels less than 40 feet
in length not for hire as a substitute for a Type III PFD MD3085 Type II
PFD MD3087 when used in accordance with this owners for Type V Approval in commercial The Inflatable PFD must be worn before getting underway and
whenever above deck and not within an enclosed space to meet the
carriage The operator of an uninspected commercial vessel is responsible for
servicing and maintaining the Inflatable PFD in good serviceable
condition in accordance with this owners manual See Care and
Maintenance Instructions p 14 for servicing The operator of an uninspected commercial vessel is responsible for
providing each person onboard with the safety information required
for use of the Inflatable PFD See page 1 for TO UNINSPECTED COMMERCIAL operator of the vessel is required to provide the following to each person
on PFDs will not provide any buoyancy without being these instructions to be sure your PFD is armed and donned
1 Inflatable PFD Owners and that you understand how to inflate the device
Basic visual inspection for readiness see p 3
Inflation system status check see p 4
Donning see p 4
Inflation see p 5
WHY ARE PFDS REQUIRED SAFETY are the leading cause of fatalities involving 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 kgs 154 to
264 lb 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 only when inflated Familiarize yourself with the use of PFD so you know what to do in
an IS AN INFLATABLE PFD
While traditional PFDs are inherently buoyant inflatable PFDs rely
entirely on inflation for buoyancy Uninflated the Inflatable PFD is a
comfortable slim collar that can be inflated at any time with a 33gram
CO2 gas cylinder The Inflatable PFD is designed to offer with minimum bulk The Inflatable PFD MD3085 can be
inflated either manually by jerking a pulltab or orally by mouth PFD MD3087 can be inflated either automatically during
water immersion manually by jerking a pulltab or orally by mouth It that you familiarize yourself with the procedures outlined
in INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE p FOR USE
This manual supplies maintenance and safety all models MD3085 and MD3087 unless specified otherwise The
model number is listed on the underside PFD Owners Manual on your Inflatable PFD Commercial Vessel Use
This Inflatable PFD is not approved for hot work and care must be
taken to avoid damage from abrasion and sharp Inspection Examine the service indicator through the window panel Fig 1
Ensure the service indicator is green If the service indicator is red
the mechanism has been fired or is incorrectly fitted see Rearming
Your PFD for your model
NOTE The service indicator must be green before Undo the VelcroTM strips along both sides of the PFD
FIGURE 1
Manual Inflator
MD3085 Service Indicator
Automatic Inflator
MD3087 Service Indicator
3 Ensure the dust cap is in the stowed position Fig 6
4 Ensure the service indicator is green and the pulltab lanyard is
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hanging on the outside Fig 1 secure the VelcroTM strips on both
sides of the Inflatable PFD
5 For the MD3087 only Ensure the bobbin is valid The PFD or bobbin
must have been purchased within the last three 3 years If the
purchase date is unknown check the date printed on the bobbin
and replace if older than three 3 years see Rearming Your PFD
MD3087 p your Inflatable PFD and ensure all of the checkpoints listed below
are true before use
Service indicator is green Fig 1
No rips tears or holes all seams are securely sewn and the fabric
straps and hardware are still strong
All VelcroTM and waist belt are securely fastened
Inflatable PFD is not twisted
dust cap is in the stowed position Fig 6
For the MD3087 only Ensure the bobbin is valid The PFD or bobbin
must have been purchased within the last three 3 years If the
purchase date is unknown check the date printed on the bobbin
and replace if older than three 3 years see Rearming Your PFD
MD3087 p 10
Your Inflatable PFD is ready for use if all applicable boxes are Contact your Mustang Dealer if you have any the readiness of your Inflatable PFD
Sizing and Fit
This PFD provides a minimum of 337 lbs of buoyancy when inflated and
is designed for wearers over 16 years of age with a chest range of 3052
inches 76112 cm weighing over 80 pounds 36 kg
Donning is important that the Inflatable PFD is properly adjusted to fit the
person wearing it An incorrect fit or improper fastening of impede its PFD Owners Manual 4
1 All belts and straps are already threaded correctly and only need to
be adjusted for fit The belt should fit below your rib cage adjusted to
a tight personal fit
2 Put the Inflatable PFD on just like a jacket Fig 2 and fasten the
front buckle Adjust the waist belt using the side buckle on the belt
and secure the belts loose end in the belt loop
WARNING Do not wear Inflatable PFDs under clothing as the
inflation could be restricted or you could be Your Inflatable PFD
It is recommended that the following procedures be followed to inflate
your Inflatable PFD
1 Manual Inflation
Activate the inflation system by jerking firmly downward on the pull
tab Fig 3 The Inflatable PFD should fully inflate within 5 seconds
FIGURE 3
Manual Inflator Automatic Inflator
MD3085 MD3087
5 Inflatable PFD Owners Manual
2 Automatic Backup Inflation MD3087
Inflation will occur automatically within 10 seconds after the inflator
is immersed in water The watersensing bobbin will triggering a springloaded plunger which punctures the CO2 cylinder
Figs 8 and 10 to inflate the Inflatable When inflated the carbon dioxide CO2 gas used to inflate the PFD
will slowly escape through the fabric over time A slight reduction
of pressure will be observed after several hours of inflation Topping
up by oral inflation may be required in the event of very prolonged
immersion
IMPORTANT See Special for Automatic Devices
3 Oral Inflation
Properly armed and inspected Inflatable PFDs will inflate when
manually or automatically activated However you can fully inflate
the Inflatable PFD by mouth Fig 4 should inflation not occur or if
you are in a nonemergency situation To orally inflate the Inflatable
PFD first locate the oral inflation tube by opening the wearer s left
front panel of the Inflatable PFD Remove the dust cap from the end
of the oral tube and blow into the tube until the Inflatable PFD is
fully inflated
Place the oral inflator dust cap back in the stowed position Fig 6
WARNING Avoid double inflation CO2 cylinder inflation after
full oral inflation as it could damage the PFD
FIGURE PFD Owners Manual 6
Special for Automatic Inflatable PFD might not be armed when needed either knowingly
or unknowingly Premature automatic inflation causes several risks
that you must address to avoid drowning Much less common but are
WARNING Avoid double inflation CO2 cylinder inflation after
full oral inflation as it could damage the PFD
1 Inflation when stored in a tight space could damage the PFD and
2 The PFD could inflate when you are in an awkward place or position
Premature inflation may occur in certain conditions including when
the device is subjected to heavy splashing high humidity heavy fog
and heavy rain
Care and attention should be taken to ensure that when the device
is used in these types of conditions does not occur
prematurely
If this PFD should inflate prematurely a rearm kit MA7202 is
required to rearm the device
IMPORTANT The Inflatable PFD should be rearmed according
to the instructions Rearming Your PFD MD3087 p the Inflatable PFD
1 To deflate the Inflatable PFD reverse the tube dust cap
and insert it into the valve or depress valve with fingertip The dust
cap will not lock in the deflate position so it is necessary to hold it in
place Fig 5
2 Gently squeeze the Inflatable PFD until all air or gas has been
expelled To avoid damage do not wring or twist the Inflatable PFD
Put the inflation tube dust cap back in its stowed position on the
oral inflation tube Fig 6
3 Examine the service indicator Fig 1 If the service indicator is red
the mechanism has been fired or is incorrectly fitted and the inflator
requires service see Rearming your PFD for your model
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NOTE The service indicator must be green before Your device is ready to be repacked see Repacking p 13
FIGURE 5 FIGURE 6
Oral Inflator
Cap In Dust cap Dust cap
Deflate
Position
in stowed position for
position Below Freezing
When the temperature is below freezing the Inflatable PFD should
be worn partially inflated because a fully discharged cylinder may not
quickly or adequately inflate your Inflatable PFD Under these the oral inflator to adequately topup the PFD after CO2 CO2 inflation could and
damage PFD if already fully Your PFD A rearm kit MA7203 is required for this Follow instructions in the exact sequence below
1 Unpack or open the Inflatable PFD so that the manual inflator is
exposed Fig 7
2 Remove the assembly by rotating and then pull out Discard the used assembly
3 Check the new assembly to ensure the oring is in
place and the sensor ring is attached Fig 10 Ensure that the CO2
cylinder has not been pierced Fig PFD Owners Manual 8
FIGURE 7
MD3085 Manual Inflator
Cylinder
Step 2
Sensor Ring
Step 3
Bayonet
Step 4
ORing
Step 3
Lever
Service Step 4
Indicator
Step 5
4 Raise and hold the lever into the inflator housing Install a new
assembly by engaging bayonet tabs in housing
pushing in then turning clockwise 18 turn to a full stop Fig 8
WARNING PFD WILL ONLY INFLATE IF CYLINDER IS
TURNED TO A FULL STOP
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FIGURE 8
MD3085 Manual Inflator
Tab Cylinder
Piercing Pin
Service Indicator 18 Turn
Lever
5 Examine the service indicator Fig 8 and ensure it is GREEN If
the service indicator is red the mechanism has been fired or is
incorrectly fitted and MD3081
the inflator
andrequires
MD3082 service
Rearming Your
PFD MD3085 p 8
NOTE The service indicator must be green before proceeding
Cylinder
6 Refold the Inflatable PFD in accordance with the Repacking section
Piercing Pin
p 13
YOUR INFLATABLE PFDService
MD3085 IS NOW READY FOR MANUAL USE
Your PFD MD3087 18 Turn
NOTE A rearm
Lever kit MA7202 with a valid bobbin rearm kit packaging is required for this Follow instructions in the exact sequence below
1 Unpack or open the Inflatable PFD so that the inflator is exposed Fig 9
2 Remove the assembly by rotating and then pull out Discard the used assembly
NOTE You will damage the sensor ring if bobbin and cap are
not installed first
3 Remove cap by turning Fig 9
4 Remove bobbin from cap or housing unit Discard bobbin
NOTE The yellow bobbin may remain in the housing or in the
cap assembly when you remove the cap The bobbin must be
Inflatable PFD Owners Manual 10
removed prior to 9
MD3087 Automatic Inflator
CO2 Step 3
Cylinder
Step 2
Cylinder
Bayonet Sensor Ring
Assembly Step 9 Yellow Bobbin
white side up
Bayonet Step 4
Step 10 HOUSING
Step 4
Oring
Step 9 Housing
Pins Shoulder
Step 8
Service
Indicator
Lever Step 11
Step 10
Check the housing to be sure it is clear and dry If necessary rinse
the inflator with fresh water to remove dirt and salt Let dry before
going to step 6
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6 Inspect the bobbin If the bobbin has been fired or damaged replace
it Ensure the new bobbin is valid it must have been purchased
within the last three 3 years If the bobbin purchase date is
unknown check the date printed on the bobbin and replace if older
than three 3 years see Rearming Your PFD MD3087 p 10
7 IMPORTANT Bobbin yellow must be installed into the HOUSING
see figure 9 white side up aligning the slots on the bobbin with
the ridges inside the threaded housing The bobbin will slide in easily
if installed correctly
8 Install cap by screwing clockwise until it meets the housing shoulder
9 Check the new assembly to ensure the oring is in
place and the sensor ring is attached Fig 9 Ensure that the CO2
cylinder has not been pierced Fig 10
FIGURE 10
Solid Pierced Caution Do not use
Cylinder Cylinder the Top Top assembly if either
the oring or sensor
Attached Broken
Sensor Sensor ring is broken
Ring Ring missing or damaged
IMPORTANT You will damage the sensor ring if bobbin and
cap are not installed first
10 Push and hold the lever into the inflator housing The pullcord
should be situated in the groove Fig 11 Install a new cylinder
bayonet assembly by engaging bayonet tabs in housing pushing in
then turning clockwise 18 turn to a full stop Fig 11
WARNING PFD WILL ONLY INFLATE IF CYLINDER IS
TURNED TO A FULL STOP
11 Examine the service indicator Fig 9 and ensure it is GREEN If
the service indicator is red the mechanism has been fired or is
incorrectly fitted and the inflator requires service PFD Owners Manual 12
Rearming Your PFD MD3087 p 10
NOTE The service indicator must be green before Refold the Inflatable PFD in accordance with the Repacking section
p 13
YOUR INFLATABLE PFD MD3087 IS NOW READY FOR MANUAL USE
WITH AUTOMATIC BACKUP
FIGURE 11
MD3087 Automatic Inflator
Tab Cylinder
Piercing
Service
Indicator 18 Turn
Groove
squeeze the Inflatable PFD until all air or gas has been 5 Do not wring or twist the Inflatable PFD Put the inflation tube
dust cap back in its stowed position on the oral inflation tube Fig 6
NOTE Before following the repacking sequence be sure to
properly rearm your Inflatable PFD
1 Fold side A inward along the full length of the dotted line Fig 13
2 Fold lapel B inward along dotted lines Fasten along the full length
of the VelcroTM Ensure that the Inflatable PFD is tucked under the
VelcroTM strip
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 with side C and lapel D Your Inflatable PFD
will look as illustrated in Fig 14
4 Fold down the collar E along the dotted line Fig 14
5 Fold the cover F up over the collar and fasten with 3 VelcroTM tabs
Fig 14 inset
6 Ensure the pulltab is on the outside of the folded Inflatable PFD Fig
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15 depicts a correctly folded Inflatable PFD
NOTE Ensure that all VelcroTM strips and tabs are fastened
F F
A B D C
A B D C
FIGURE 12 FIGURE 14
FIGURE 13 FIGURE 15 YOUR PFD IN GOOD AND your Inflatable PFD between outings to be sure that it is that it is free of
rips tears or holes that all seams are and that the fabric straps and hardware are still strong Checklist p 4 Inspect the inflatable portion of the
in accordance with the CARE AND MAINTENANCE AND MAINTENANCE Regulations require Coast Guard approved personal PFDs that are legibly marked with the
Coast Guard are in good and serviceable condition and are the correct size
for each person on board It is the of the operator to be
sure this PFD is in serviceable condition To be considered PFD shall not exhibit deterioration that could diminish such as broken or deformed
hardware detached structural components air leaks or nonfunctional inflators Unless
worn inflated this PFD must also be properly armed with a in the inflator and service indicator showing green See Page 2
Inflatable PFD Owners Manual 14
for instructions Failure to follow these instructions rigorously could result
in a PFD causing injury or death
Check the following at the intervals listed below
1 Before Each Use
i Examine the service indicator through the window panel
ensuring it is green If the indicator is red the mechanism requires
service See Rearming Your PFD your model p 8 or 10
ii Ensure the manual pulltab is accessible
iii Visually examine your Inflatable PFD for damage or excessive
abrasion wear tear or Particular attention must be
paid to the stitching straps and hardware If in doubt send it to your
Mustang dealer for evaluation andor servicing
2 Every Two 2 Months
i Leak Test The Inflatable PFD should be tested for general leakage
by orally inflating your Inflatable PFD until firm and let stand for 16
hours A leaking Inflatable PFD will not hold its firmness and should
be replaced If your Inflatable PFD leaks take it to your Mustang
dealer for evaluation andor servicing Repack the Inflatable PFD as
outlined in the Repacking section p 13
ii Oral Inflation Valve Test To check the oral inflation valve fully
inflate the Inflatable PFD using the oral inflator and hold valve under
water If bubbles appear deflate and reinflate to test again Should
the leak persist take your Inflatable PFD to your Mustang dealer for
evaluation andor servicing
CAUTION To avoid accidental inflation dont allow the water
to contact the inflator MD3087
iii Perform a thorough visual examination See Readiness
Checklist p 4
Perform these tests more often if exposed to potential damage or
used in extreme After Each Inflation Rearm the Inflatable PFD See Rearming
Your PFD your model p 8 or 10
4 Annually Perform the following at the beginning of each boating
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season after inflation or whenever the integrity of the Inflatable PFD
is in doubt
i Check all components for dirt or corrosion Clean or replace as
neccessary See Readiness Checklist p 4
ii Visually examine your Inflatable PFD for damage or excessive
abrasion wear tear or Particular attention must be
paid to the stitching straps and hardware If in doubt send it to your
Mustang dealer for evaluation andor servicing
iii Perform the Oral Inflation Valve Test See the Oral Inflation Valve
Test in the Every Two 2 Months Care and Maintenance Instructions
section
iv Perform the Leak Test See the Leak Test in the Every Two 2
Months Care and Maintenance Instructions section
v For the MD3087 only Ensure the current date is not three 3
years past the date on the bobbin If it is rearm the inflator see Re
arming Your PFD MD3087 p 10
vi Ensure the service indicator is green Fig 1
vii Record as an Annual inspection in permanent ink on the Care
and Storage label in the Date Maintained the Inflatable PFD as outlined in the Repacking section p 13
WARNING If you are not confident in the and
servicing of your Inflatable PFD in accordance with these
instructions take your Inflatable PFD to a Mustang dealer
for professional servicing or contact Mustang Survival see
contact information on back of and Storing of Your Inflatable clean your Inflatable PFD remove the CO2 wash or sponge down the Inflatable PFD
including inflator in
warm soapy water and rinse with clean water Hang to dry on a plastic
coat hanger Be sure to replace CO2 assembly See Re
arming your PFD MD3085 p 8
Always store your Inflatable PFD in a warm dry place out of PFD Owners Manual and Storing of Your
Inflatable clean your Inflatable PFD remove the CO2 assembly
cap and bobbin Keep the bobbin dry Hand wash or sponge down PFD in warm soapy water Rinse the PFD and inflator with
clean water Hang the Inflatable PFD to dry on a plastic coat the inflator is thoroughly dry before installing the bobbin Be
sure to replace CO2 assembly cap and bobbin see Re
arming your PFD MD3087 p 10
Always store your Inflatable PFD in a warm dry place out of 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 Make sure it works
A flow of bubbles should not appear see CARE AND
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS for leak tests p 14 It should
inflate quick and easily
Learn how it works by
Activating the CO2 inflation system
Rearming the CO2 inflation system
Using the oral inflator tube
To check the manual inflation system with CO2 removed determine that the CO2 cylinder piercing pin moves
freely when pushing up on the lever arm by pushing down on the pins
and releasing the pins followed by the lever arm for MD3085 see Fig
8 and for MD3087 see Fig 11 Repeat this several times to check the
manual inflation system
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MODEL MD3087
The USCoast Guard recommends that you purchase two kits MA7202 One kit is to be used immediately in testing
the automatic inflation system see HOW DO YOU TEST YOUR PFD USING
THE AUTOMATIC INFLATOR p 18 and the other to carry on board as a
spare
The US Coast Guard recommends you test the automatic in the water at the beginning of each boating season By
doing this you demonstrate that the automatic inflation system is still
working properly and reduce the likelihood of premature inflation and dangers
HOW DO YOU TEST YOUR PFD USING THE
AUTOMATIC INFLATOR MD3087
1 To test your Inflatable PFD you will need your fully armed Inflatable
PFD and rearming kit MA7202 approved for your Inflatable PFD
2 Put on the Inflatable PFD
3 Get into shallow water just deep enough that you can stand with
your head above the surface Once the inflator is underwater the
Inflatable PFD should fully inflate automatically within 10 seconds
4 See if the Inflatable PFD will float you on your back or just slightly
back of vertical In a relaxed floating position verify that your mouth
is well above the waters surface Note the effect of where you hold
your legs on how you float
5 Get out of the water and remove the Inflatable PFD Remove the
used CO2 assembly and the used bobbin from the
Inflatable PFD inflator
Deflate the Inflatable PFD by depressing the oral inflator valve see
Deflating the Inflatable PFD p 7
6 Let the Inflatable PFD dry thoroughly Rearm and Repack the PFD p
PFD Owners Manual 18
HOW DO YOU TEST YOUR PFD USING THE
MANUAL INFLATOR
1 To test your Inflatable PFD you will need your fully armed Inflatable
PFD and rearming kit approved for your Inflatable PFD MA7203 for
model MD3085 MA7202 for model MD3087
2 Put on the Inflatable PFD
3 Actuate the inflation system by jerking firmly downward on the
pulltab The Inflatable PFD should fully inflate within 5 seconds
4 Get into shallow water just deep enough that you can stand with
your head above the surface
5 See if the Inflatable PFD will float you on your back or just slightly
back of vertical In a relaxed floating position verify that your mouth
is well above the waters surface Note the effect of where you hold
your legs and how you float
6 Get out of the water and remove the Inflatable PFD Completely
deflate the Inflatable PFD using the oral inflator see Deflating the
Inflatable PFD p 7 Remove the CO2 assembly from
the inflator
7 Let the Inflatable PFD dry thoroughly Rearm and Repack the PFD p
HOW DO YOU TEST YOUR PFD USING THE No spare parts or rearming kits are needed to test your Inflatable
2 Remove the CO2 assembly to prevent inadvertent
inflation which could potentially damage the Inflatable PFD Inspect
the cylinder to confirm it is unused Fig 10 Unscrew and remove
the cap and the bobbin MD3087 only Otherwise the bobbin will
disintegrate during water immersion
3 Put on the Inflatable PFD
4 Get into shallow water just deep enough that you can stand with
your head above the surface
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5 If you are a weak swimmer or nonswimmer orally inflate the
Inflatable PFD partially so that you are supported well enough to be
able to complete inflation without touching bottom Note this level
of inflation because it is the minimum needed for you to safely use
this Inflatable PFD
6 Fully inflate the Inflatable PFD using the oral inflator
7 See if the Inflatable PFD will float you on your back or just slightly
back of vertical In a relaxed floating position verify that your mouth
is well above the waters surface Note the effect of where you hold
your legs on how you float
8 Get out of the water and remove the Inflatable PFD Completely
deflate the Inflatable PFD using the oral inflator
9 Let the Inflatable PFD dry thoroughly Rearm for your model and
Repack the PFD p 13
WEAR YOUR PFD
In approximately 80 percent of all boating fatalities the victims were not
wearing a PFD Most fatal accidents happen on calm sunny days PFD is much more comfortable to wear than other PFD types
Get into the habit of wearing this Inflatable and children especially should wear a hybrid or PFD at all times when on or near the exposure to cold
water causes a condition known a substantial loss of body heat which leads to Most drowning victims first suffer The following chart shows the
effects of hypothermia affects most PFD Owners Manual 20
How hypothermia affects most adults
Water Exhaustion or Expected
Temperature C F Time of Survival
03 325 Under 15 min Under 1545 min
034 32540 1530 min 3090 min
410 4050 3060 min 13 hrs
1016 5060 12 hrs 16 hrs
1621 6070 27 hrs 240 hrs
2127 7080 212 hrs 3 hrs to Indefinite
over 27 over 80 Indefinite can increase survival time because they allow you to float without
using energy treading water and because of their insulating the warmer the water the less insulation you will require
When operating in cold waters below 60F 156C you using a coat or jacket style PFD or a Type V Thermal as they cover more of the body than the vest
or belt style PFDs
Some Points to Remember About Hypothermia Always wear your Inflatable PFD Even if you become due to hypothermia the Inflatable PFD will keep you
afloat and
greatly improve your chances of rescue
2 Do not attempt to swim unless it is to reach a nearby craft fellow
survivor or a floating object on which you can lean or climb
Swimming increases the rate of body heat loss In cold water drown
proofing methods that require putting your head in the water are
not recommended Keep your head out of the water This will greatly
lessen heat loss and increase your survival time
3 Use the standard HELP position when wearing an Inflatable PFD
drawing the legs up to a seated position because doing so will help
you conserve body heat Fig 16
4 Keep a positive attitude about your survival and rescue This will
improve your chances of extending your survival time until rescued
Your willtolive does make a If there is more than one person in the water huddling is
recommended while waiting to be rescued This action tends to
reduce the rate of heat loss and thus increase the survival time
21 Inflatable PFD Owners Manual
FIGURE 16
HELP OF THESE DEVICES IS INTENDED TO HELP
YOU SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE
For your Inflatable PFD to function properly follow these suggestions to
verify that it fits floats and remains in good condition
1 Check the inflation mechanism status indicators before each use
2 Get in the habit of rearming the inflation mechanism right after
each inflation
3 Try your wearable Inflatable PFD on and adjust it until it fits
comfortably in and out of the water
4 Mark your Inflatable PFD with your name if you are the only wearer
5 Do not alter your Inflatable PFD If it doesnt fit properly get one that
does An altered device is no longer Coast Guard approved
6 Your Inflatable PFD is not intended for use as a fender or kneeling
7 If your Inflatable PFD is wet allow it to dry thoroughly before storing
it Store it in a area
8 Do not dry your Inflatable PFD in front of a radiator or other source
of direct PFD Safety the MD3085 MA7203 Rearm Kit Contains 33gram assembly for the manual PFD Owners Manual
22
For the MD3087 MA7202 Rearm Kit Contains 33gram assembly and bobbin for the auto you need more information about PFDs and safe recreational
your state boating authority US Coast Guard Auxiliary US
Power Squadron Red Cross or your nearest unit of the US Coast Guard
or call the CG Customer InfoLine at or the free number in VA NOT ATTACH PFDS TO YOUR BOAT
Each PFD has straps hooks buckles or other means for securing the
device in place on the wearer Some PFDs also incorporate or tabs Such items are not to be used to attach the device
to the boat Attaching the device to the boat will not permit it to perform
as OPERATOR POLICY ON CARRIAGE OF
INFLATABLE PFDS AND CO2 be aware that the following regulations apply to the air transport
of this product According to US Research and Special Regulations Title 49 CFR 7510a25 With the approval
of the aircraft operator one small carbon dioxide cylinder fitted into
a jacket plus one spare cartridge may be carried by a
passenger or crew in checked or carryon refer to the governing bodys found online Inflatable PFD
Owners Manual
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The information on this web site has not been checked for accuracy. It is for entertainment purposes only and should be independently verified before using for any other reason. There are five sources. 1) Documents and manuals from a variety of sources. These have not been checked for accuracy and in many cases have not even been read by anyone associated with L-36.com. I have no idea of they are useful or accurate, I leave that to the reader. 2) Articles others have written and submitted. If you have questions on these, please contact the author. 3) Articles that represent my personal opinions. These are intended to promote thought and for entertainment. These are not intended to be fact, they are my opinions. 4) Small programs that generate result presented on a web page. Like any computer program, these may and in some cases do have errors. Almost all of these also make simplifying assumptions so they are not totally accurate even if there are no errors. Please verify all results. 5) Weather information is from numerious of sources and is presented automatically. It is not checked for accuracy either by anyone at L-36.com or by the source which is typically the US Government. See the NOAA web site for their disclaimer. Finally, tide and current data on this site is from 2007 and 2008 data bases, which may contain even older data. Changes in harbors due to building or dredging change tides and currents and for that reason many of the locations presented are no longer supported by newer data bases. For example, there is very little tidal current data in newer data bases so current data is likely wrong to some extent. This data is NOT FOR NAVIGATION. See the XTide disclaimer for details. In addition, tide and current are influenced by storms, river flow, and other factors beyond the ability of any predictive program.