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EP 38 Ocean Racing PFD

MD6284

$366.80

MSRP $369.99

Mustang Survival MD6284 Ocean Racing Inflatable Vest is built with a revolutionary low profile chassis engineered for the elite ocean racer. Membrane Inflatable Technology™ inside reduces weight and increases flexibility, and the Hydrostatic Inflator Technology (HIT™) will only inflate when submerged and not in rain, spray or high humidity.

The low profile chassis is designed for maximum range of motion during high output grinding and sail changes. The MD6284 PFD integrates seamlessly with the EP 6.5 Ocean Racing outerwear collection for a head-to-toe sailing solution providing performance edge in the harshest of conditions.

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Features

  • Low profile, light weight chassis cut for active use 360° motion for high output grinding and sail changes
  • Hydrostatic Inflator Technology (HIT™) will only inflate when submerged in 4" or more of water, not in rain, spray or high humidity
  • When inflated the PFD provides 38 lbs buoyancy, more than double that of foam vests
  • Built with Membrane Inflatable Technology (MIT™) to reduce weight and flexibility
  • Back mounted stowable high-vis spray hood (watch video below)
  • Wicking mesh back panel for reduced thermal burden
  • Discreet manual inflation handle prevents snags
  • Horizontally postitoned CO² cylinder enables unhindered forward bending
  • Marine grade retro-reflective materials on high-vis inflation cell
  • Integrated sailing harness with soft tie-in
  • Intuative dual side adjusters allows easy adjustments
  • Lifting loop
  • Removable crotch straps ensure the PFD stays securely in place when activated and store inside the back panel when not in use
  • Internal storage for IAS, PLB's, strobes or other electronics
  • Removable crotch strap
  • Marine grade safety whistle
  • Race ready - in compliance with World Sailing, US Coast Guard and Transport Canada requirements
  • R-arm MA5283 Kit B

Approval: U.S.C.G. - UL1180 Inflatable PFD's 160.076 - Type V Commercial Use; Type II Recreational Use

SKU: 62533130036

Available Colors

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Formula to Determine Buoyancy

If a man weighs 200 pounds on land, he only weighs 10 pounds in the water.

80% of the human body is water. Water in the body has no weight in the water.

200 pounds x 80% = 160 pounds
200 pounds – 160 pounds = 40 pounds

The human body is 15% fat, fat is lighter than water.

200 pounds x 15% = 30 pounds
40 pounds – 30 pounds = 10 pounds

A 200 pound person only weighs 10 pounds in the water.

A U.S.C.G. approved Type V vest is mandated to have 17.5 pounds of buoyancy.

If a man weighs 350 pounds on land, he only weighs:

80% of the human body is water. Water in the body has no weight in the water.

350 x 80% = 280 pounds
350 pounds – 280 pounds = 70 pounds

The human body is 15% fat, fat is lighter than water.

350 pounds x 15% = 52.5 pounds
70 pounds – 52.5 pounds = 17.5 pounds

A 350 pound person weighs 17.5 pounds in the water.

Type V PFD

In regards to using Work Vests or any other Life Jacket, the saying goes “It can only save your life if you’re wearing it.” Less obvious is what to expect upon entering the water once you take an unexpected fall. Depending on the height from which you fall, position of your body when entering the water, along with any currents present you may be kep under longer than you think. Type V Vests are required by United States Coast Guard to have a minimum buoyant force of 17 ½ pounds. This is adequate buoyancy to keep your head, neck and the top of your shoulders above the water. You will rise to the surface more quickly with more body fat and air pockets in your clothing. A lean and muscular person will rise more slowly to the surface.

A person of 200 lbs weighs 10 lbs in the water, 80% of a person’s weight is water which has no weight in the water, and about 15% is fat, which is lighter than water, consequently, the real weight of the person in water is about 10 pounds.

Having your Vest fit snugly is key to survival. Loose fitting or unbuckled Vests can slip over your head when falling feet first, allowing you to sink much further down. Hold on to your Vest as you enter the water just in case. Nothing is more important at that moment than getting your mouth above the top of the waves. Once in the water pull your Vest down to make sure all of the buoyancy is under the water. This will get your mouth and nose as high as possible. Most Vests have a strap that goes under your arms to keep your vest from riding up. If it is missing then replacement is recommended. Vests wear out over time and will lose some of their buoyancy. Here’s a quick way to check for the minimum buoyancy of 17 ½ pounds. Attach 20 pounds of steel weight to the Vest. Dumb bell weights work just fine. Twenty pounds of steel weight weighs approximately 17 ½ pounds in the water. If your Vest floats above or just below the surface, it still meets the minimum required buoyancy. If it sinks it should be replaced. The foam in your Vest will lose its buoyancy if it is compressed under weight or crammed in storage. It’s best to hang them or set them on a shelf when not in use.

Humans are land dwellers and need a little help in the water.

Mustang Survival Warranty and Repair Information

**Products not eligible for returns include: Re-Arm Kits, Custom Orders, Non Current and Non Stock Products, Discontinued Products and Inflatable PFD's purchased 6 months ago or longer.

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Catalogs

2018 Mustang Survival Product Guide

2017 Mustang Survival Industrial and Commercial Catalog

2017 Mustang Survival Angler Catalog

2016 Mustang Survival Public safety Product Guide

2016 Public Safety Catalog

2016 Mustang Survival Military Product Guide

2016 Military Catalog

2016 Mustang Survival Product Guide

2016 Product Guide

2016 Mustang Survival Range Book

2016 Range Book

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