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Re: More than one company
Posted by jim_e on Aug 14, 2007
The mechanism is pretty simple in auto-inflaters, A spring-loaded pin is held back by a shaped capsule mde of stuff that rapidly dissolves in water, like Alka-Seltza. A replacement capsule is part of the re-arming kit. Problem is, it can sometimes be triggered by heavy spray, so the prudent sailor (or kayaker) takes a re-arming kit with him. You would not want to wear one of these things fully inflated for the rest of the trip.
In Response to: More than one company by Charlie Jones on Aug 6, 2007