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          Owner's Manual
              MD3085 Inflatable PFD
               Manual Inflation Model
         Recreational: USCG Approved Type III
Uninspected Commercial Vessels: USCG Approved Type V

             MD3087 Inflatable PFD
    Manual with Automatic Backup Inflation Model
         Recreational: USCG Approved Type II
Uninspected Commercial Vessels: USCG Approved Type V




          DO NOT REMOVE PRIOR TO SALE
CONTENTS
Page 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 Considerations for Automatic Devices (MD3087)
             7 Deflating the Inflatable PFD
             8 Usage Below Freezing
             8 Re-arming Your PFD (MD3085)
             10 Re-arming 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 Information


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APPROVAL CONDITIONS AND CARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS
Recreational - This Inflatable PFD is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard
(USCG) for use as a Type III (Model MD3085), Type II (Model MD3087)
Personal Flotation Device (PFD). They are not approved for water skiing
or other high impact, high-speed activities.
This Inflatable PFD was designed to be more comfortable and less
restrictive to wear than inherently buoyant PFDs. When worn, used, and
serviced according to this owner's manual, this Inflatable PFD can greatly
increase your chances of survival in the water. Not recommended for
non-swimmers or weak swimmers. Users of inflatable PFDs must be at
least 16 years old.
Commercial - Models MD3085 and MD3087 are U.S. Coast Guard
approved Type V inflatable PFDs, approved ONLY WHEN WORN for use on
uninspected commercial vessels less than 40 feet in length not carrying
passengers for hire as a substitute for a Type III PFD (MD3085), Type II
PFD (MD3087) when used in accordance with this owner's manual.
Conditions for Type V Approval in commercial applications:
1. The Inflatable PFD must be worn before getting underway and
   whenever above deck and not within an enclosed space to meet the
   carriage requirement.
2. The operator of an uninspected commercial vessel is responsible for
   servicing and maintaining the Inflatable PFD in good serviceable
   condition in accordance with this owner's manual. See Care and
   Maintenance Instructions (p. 14) for servicing information.
3. 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 information.

NOTE TO UNINSPECTED COMMERCIAL VESSEL
OPERATORS
The operator of the vessel is required to provide the following user
information to each person on board.
Inflatable PFDs will not provide any buoyancy without being inflated.
Follow these instructions to be sure your PFD is armed and donned
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correctly, 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 EQUIPMENT?
Drownings are the leading cause of fatalities involving recreational
boating. 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 (15.4 to
26.4 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 provides
flotation only when inflated. Familiarize yourself with the use of this
Inflatable PFD so you know what to do in an emergency.

WHAT 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 33-gram
CO2 gas cylinder. The Inflatable PFD is designed to offer maximum
mobility with minimum bulk. The Inflatable PFD (MD3085) can be
inflated either manually by jerking a pull-tab, or orally (by mouth). The
Inflatable PFD (MD3087) can be inflated either automatically during
water immersion, manually by jerking a pull-tab, or orally by mouth. It is
recommended that you familiarize yourself with the procedures outlined
in INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE (p. 2).

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
This manual supplies instructional, maintenance and safety information
for all models (MD3085 and MD3087) unless specified otherwise. The
model number is listed on the underside label.


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Congratulations on your Inflatable PFD purchase.

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.

Component Inspection Instructions
1) 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 Re-arming
   Your PFD (for your model)).
    NOTE: The service indicator must be green before proceeding.
2) 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 oral-inflation dust cap is in the stowed position (Fig. 6).
4) Ensure the service indicator is green and the pull-tab 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 Re-arming Your PFD
   (MD3087), p. 10).

Readiness Checklist
Check 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.
 Oral-inflation 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 Re-arming Your PFD
 (MD3087), p. 10).
Your Inflatable PFD is ready for use if all applicable boxes are checked.
NOTE: Contact your Mustang Dealer if you have any concerns
about the readiness of your Inflatable PFD.

Sizing and Fit
This PFD provides a minimum of 33.7 lbs of buoyancy when inflated and
is designed for wearers over 16 years of age, with a chest range of 30-52
inches (76-112 cm) weighing over 80 pounds (36 kg).

Donning Instructions
It is important that the Inflatable PFD is properly adjusted to fit the
person wearing it. An incorrect fit or improper fastening of attachments
could impede its effectiveness.
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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 belt's loose end in the belt loop.
      WARNING: Do not wear Inflatable PFDs under clothing as the
      inflation could be restricted or you could be injured.

FIGURE 2




Inflating 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

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2) Automatic Backup Inflation (MD3087)
   Inflation will occur automatically within 10 seconds after the inflator
   is immersed in water. The water-sensing bobbin will disintegrate,
   triggering a spring-loaded plunger, which punctures the CO2 cylinder
   (Figs. 8 and 10) to inflate the Inflatable PFD.
Information
    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 Considerations 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 non-emergency 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 4




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Special Considerations for Automatic Devices
(MD3087)
The 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 also
important 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, auto-inflation does not occur
    prematurely.
    If this PFD should inflate prematurely, a re-arm kit (MA7202) is
    required to re-arm the device.
    IMPORTANT: The Inflatable PFD should be re-armed according
    to the instructions (Re-arming Your PFD (MD3087) p. 10).

Deflating the Inflatable PFD
1) To deflate the Inflatable PFD, reverse the oral-inflation 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 Re-arming your PFD (for your model)).

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    NOTE: The service indicator must be green before proceeding.
4) 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        deflation




Usage 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 conditions
use the oral inflator to adequately top-up the PFD, after CO2 inflation.
WARNING: CO2 inflation could over-pressurize and damage your
Inflatable PFD if already fully inflated.

Re-arming Your PFD (MD3085)
NOTE: A re-arm kit (MA7203) is required for this procedure.
IMPORTANT: 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 cylinder/bayonet assembly by rotating counterclockwise
   and then pull out. Discard the used cylinder/bayonet assembly.
3) Check the new cylinder/bayonet assembly to ensure the o-ring is in
   place and the sensor ring is attached (Fig. 10). Ensure that the CO2
   cylinder has not been pierced (Fig. 10).


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    FIGURE 7
                      MD3085 Manual Inflator

                                                    Cylinder
                                                    Step 2




                                                   Sensor Ring
                                                   Step 3

                                                   Bayonet

                                                   Tab
                                                   Step 4

                                                    O-Ring
                                                    Step 3

                                                    Lever
          Service                                   Step 4
          Indicator
          Step 5




4) Raise, and hold, the lever into the inflator housing. Install a new
   cylinder/bayonet assembly by engaging bayonet tabs in housing,
   pushing in then turning clockwise 1/8 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                     1/8 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.
                                                   ManualSeeInflator
                                                             Re-arming Your
   PFD (MD3085) p. 8.
                           Tab
   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
                      Indicator
Re-arming Your PFD (MD3087)        1/8 Turn

NOTE: A re-arm
          Lever kit (MA7202) with a valid bobbin install-by-date
(check re-arm kit packaging) is required for this procedure.
IMPORTANT: Follow instructions in the exact sequence below.
1) Unpack or open the Inflatable PFD so that the manual/automatic
   inflator is exposed (Fig. 9).
2) Remove the cylinder/bayonet assembly by rotating counter-clockwise
   and then pull out. Discard the used cylinder/bayonet assembly.
    NOTE: You will damage the sensor ring if bobbin and cap are
    not installed first.
3) Remove cap by turning counter-clockwise. (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
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     removed prior to re-arming.

FIGURE 9
                          MD3087 Automatic Inflator


                                                       Cap
                         CO2                           Step 3
                      Cylinder
                      Step 2
     Cylinder /
      Bayonet     Sensor Ring
     Assembly          Step 9                          Yellow Bobbin
                                                       (white side up)
                     Bayonet                           Step 4
                         Tab
                     Step 10                           HOUSING**
                                                       Step 4
                       O-ring
                       Step 9                          Housing
                         Pins                          Shoulder
                                                       Step 8
                                                       Service
                                                       Indicator
                       Lever                           Step 11
                     Step 10




                     Pull-Tab




5) 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 Re-arming 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 cylinder/bayonet assembly to ensure the o-ring 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 cylinder/bayonet
       Top                           Top           assembly if either
                                                   the o-ring 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 pull-cord
    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 1/8 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. See

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     Re-arming Your PFD (MD3087) (p. 10).
     NOTE: The service indicator must be green before proceeding.
12) 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
                          Pin
                          Service
                          Indicator     1/8 Turn
                          Groove
                          Pull-cord


Repacking
Gently squeeze the Inflatable PFD until all air or gas has been expelled
(Fig. 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 re-arm 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 pull-tab 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.


                                                  E

                                            F                    F


   A      B   D     C




                          A     B   D   C
       FIGURE 12                                FIGURE 14



              FIGURE 13                          FIGURE 15      Pull-tab




IS YOUR PFD IN GOOD AND SERVICEABLE
CONDITION?
Check your Inflatable 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 (See
Readiness Checklist, p. 4). Inspect the inflatable portion of the Inflatable
PFD in accordance with the CARE AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS.

CARE AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Federal Regulations require Coast Guard approved personal flotation
devices (PFDs) that are legibly marked with the Coast Guard approval
number, are in good and serviceable condition, and are the correct size
for each person on board. It is the responsibility of the operator to be
sure this PFD is in serviceable condition. 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 nonfunctional inflators. Unless
worn inflated, this PFD must also be properly armed with a cylinder
installed in the inflator, and service indicator showing green. See Page 2

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for instructions. Failure to follow these instructions rigorously could result
in a non-functioning 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 Re-arming Your PFD (your model), p. 8 or 10.
     ii) Ensure the manual pull-tab is accessible.
     iii) Visually examine your Inflatable PFD for damage or excessive
     abrasion, wear, tear or contamination. Particular attention must be
     paid to the stitching, straps and hardware. If in doubt, send it to your
     Mustang dealer for evaluation and/or 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 and/or 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 re-inflate to test again. Should
     the leak persist, take your Inflatable PFD to your Mustang dealer for
     evaluation and/or servicing.
     CAUTION: To avoid accidental inflation, don't 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 conditions.
3) After Each Inflation - Re-arm the Inflatable PFD. See Re-arming
   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 contamination. Particular attention must be
    paid to the stitching, straps and hardware. If in doubt, send it to your
    Mustang dealer for evaluation and/or 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, re-arm 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 column.
Repack the Inflatable PFD as outlined in the Repacking section (p. 13).
    WARNING: If you are not confident in the self-inspection 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 manual).

Cleaning and Storing of Your Inflatable PFD
(MD3085)
To clean your Inflatable PFD, remove the CO2 cylinder/bayonet assembly.
Hand 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 cylinder/bayonet assembly. See Re-
arming your PFD (MD3085) (p. 8).
Always store your Inflatable PFD in a warm, dry place out of direct
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sunlight.

Cleaning and Storing of Your Inflatable PFD
(MD3087)
To clean your Inflatable PFD, remove the CO2 cylinder/bayonet assembly,
cap and bobbin. Keep the bobbin dry. Hand wash or sponge down the
Inflatable PFD in warm, soapy water. Rinse the PFD and inflator with
clean water. Hang the Inflatable PFD to dry on a plastic coat hanger.
Ensure the inflator is thoroughly dry before installing the bobbin. Be
sure to replace CO2 cylinder/bayonet assembly, cap and bobbin (see Re-
arming your PFD (MD3087), p. 10).
Always store your Inflatable PFD in a warm, dry place out of direct
sunlight.

HOW 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 performance)
    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
          Re-arming the CO2 inflation system
          Using the oral inflator tube
To check the manual inflation system (with CO2 cylinder/bayonet
assembly 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 U.S.Coast Guard recommends that you purchase two automatic
re-arming 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 U.S. Coast Guard recommends you test the automatic inflation
system 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 its
associated 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 re-arming 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 water's 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 cylinder/bayonet 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. Re-arm and Repack the PFD (p.
   13).




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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 re-arming 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
   pull-tab. 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 water's 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 cylinder/bayonet assembly from
   the inflator.
7) Let the Inflatable PFD dry thoroughly. Re-arm and Repack the PFD (p.
   13).

HOW DO YOU TEST YOUR PFD USING THE ORAL
INFLATOR?
1) No spare parts or re-arming kits are needed to test your Inflatable
   PFD.
2) Remove the CO2 cylinder/bayonet 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 non-swimmer, 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 water's 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. Re-arm (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. This
Inflatable PFD is much more comfortable to wear than other PFD types.
Get into the habit of wearing this Inflatable PFD.
Non-swimmers and children especially should wear a hybrid or non-
Inflatable PFD at all times when on or near the water.

HYPOTHERMIA
Prolonged exposure to cold water causes a condition known as
hypothermia - a substantial loss of body heat, which leads to exhaustion
and unconsciousness. Most drowning victims first suffer from
hypothermia. The following chart shows the effects of hypothermia: how
hypothermia affects most adults.




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How hypothermia affects most adults
      Water                   Exhaustion or                 Expected
 Temperature C (F)         Unconsciousness             Time of Survival
     0.3 (32.5)               Under 15 min.            Under 1545 min.
  0.34 (32.540)               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                Indefinite
PFDs can increase survival time because they allow you to float without
using energy treading water and because of their insulating properties.
Naturally, the warmer the water, the less insulation you will require.
When operating in cold waters [below 60F (15.6C)] you should
consider using a coat or jacket style PFD or a Type V Thermal Protective
PFD as they cover more of the body than the vest or belt style PFDs.
Some Points to Remember About Hypothermia Protection:
1) Always wear your Inflatable PFD. Even if you become incapacitated
   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 H.E.L.P. 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 will-to-live does make a difference!
5) 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.


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 FIGURE 16




HELP Position

EACH 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 re-arming 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 doesn't 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
   pad.
7) If your Inflatable PFD is wet, allow it to dry thoroughly before storing
   it. Store it in a well-ventilated area.
8) Do not dry your Inflatable PFD in front of a radiator or other source
   of direct heat.

Inflatable PFD Safety Accessories
For the MD3085 - MA7203 Re-arm Kit  Contains 33-gram replacement
CO2 cylinder/bayonet assembly for the manual inflator.


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For the MD3087 - MA7202 Re-arm Kit  Contains 33-gram replacement
CO2 cylinder/bayonet assembly and bobbin for the auto inflator.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you need more information about PFDs and safe recreational boating,
contact your state boating authority, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S.
Power Squadron, Red Cross, or your nearest unit of the U.S. Coast Guard;
or call the CG Customer InfoLine at 1-800-368-5647 or the free boating
course number 1-800-336-BOAT (in VA, 1-800-245-BOAT).

DO NOT ATTACH PFD'S 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 decorative
d-rings 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 intended.

AIRLINE OPERATOR POLICY ON CARRIAGE OF
INFLATABLE PFDS AND CO2 CARTRIDGES
Please be aware that the following regulations apply to the air transport
of this product. According to U.S. Research and Special Programs
Administration Regulations Title 49 CFR 75.10(a)(25): With the approval
of the aircraft operator, one small carbon dioxide cylinder fitted into
a self-inflating jacket, plus one spare cartridge, may be carried by a
passenger or crew in checked or carry-on baggage.
Please refer to the governing body's documentation, found online at
http://hazmat.dot.gov.




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