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PFDs....lifejackets.....what's SUP?

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Created by GizzieNZ 23 days ago, 25 May 2019
GizzieNZ
3846 posts
25 May 2019 1:13PM
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A bit out of touch.....any recommendations?

DaveSandan
VIC, 803 posts
25 May 2019 3:46PM
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I use a waist one on DW runs otherwise a leg rope does the trick unless my sup sinks! I have seen the Viakobi ones which look really good and am thinking of getting one myself one day.

GizzieNZ
3846 posts
25 May 2019 2:09PM
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just using wetsuit plus legrope plus impact vest for bit of extra float on my sup fishing missions........and a PLB personal locator beacon.
But suspect room for improvement

DaveSandan
VIC, 803 posts
25 May 2019 4:39PM
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I recon you have it pretty much covered, maybe swap the impact vest for the Viakobi, there are regs here for anything further out than 400m off shore and you have it covered with one small change.

GizzieNZ
3846 posts
26 May 2019 7:15AM
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okay will look see at viakobi.......am always slightly terrified when a kay or so offshore. But guess you downwind guys go in little packs......safety in numbers?

GizzieNZ
3846 posts
26 May 2019 7:38AM
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I see they selling these ones in NZ for about $175.......don't know how the Aussie specifications relate to NZ pfd regulations......but anything that keeps you alive and breathing is good I suppose

Gorgo
VIC, 4188 posts
26 May 2019 12:37PM
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I have a Neil Pryde vest with the underarm zips and a velcro cover. The velcro snags the fabric and stitching under the arms of a wetsuit. So far the damage is cosmetic but it's not a good thing on an expensive wetsuit. Wearing a rash top might help but that's more gear and stuffing around.

515
189 posts
26 May 2019 2:01PM
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Hi Gizzie,

I use this for kayak fishing $80 and you can buy online

Another option with minimum bulk is inflatable.






No i don't work there but they have a good range including fishing gear.

tassiesup
TAS, 455 posts
26 May 2019 4:55PM
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These are good if your some where cooler.
www.herowaterwear.com

GizzieNZ
3846 posts
27 May 2019 8:53AM
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515 said..
Hi Gizzie,

I use this for kayak fishing $80 and you can buy online

Another option with minimum bulk is inflatable.






No i don't work there but they have a good range including fishing gear.



Select to expand quote
515 said..
Hi Gizzie,

I use this for kayak fishing $80 and you can buy online

Another option with minimum bulk is inflatable.






No i don't work there but they have a good range including fishing gear.



Definitely a good price for their paddle vest. Have an NZ business profile.....$80 bucks

GizzieNZ
3846 posts
27 May 2019 8:56AM
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somewhere in my bus have got one of those "kayak flags"......that makes you more visible. But can't find it (a big bus)

GizzieNZ
3846 posts
1 Jun 2019 6:52PM
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The Sea Do Angler has a go pro mount on right shoulder.......must earn a few brownie points?

GizzieNZ
3846 posts
1 Jun 2019 6:53PM
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515
189 posts
2 Jun 2019 11:15AM
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Hi Gizzie,

That looks great. Even pocket for VHF radio for extra safety factor.
Did you see on trade me $100 off
Cold and stormy last couple of days aye!



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