Wednesday, May 14, 2014

How to Convert the Spinlock Deckvest Lite from Automatic to Manual

When choosing an inflatable life jacket, one option I always look for is whether or not I can convert it to manual firing to prevent accidental inflation in wet conditions.  

If you are an avid inshore sailor or power boater, stand up paddler (SUP) or kayaker, the Spinlock USCG Deckvest Lite is the perfect candidate for these applications.
The conversion from auto to manual inflation is very simple.  The first thing you will need is your Deckvest LITE, as well as the Manual Conversion Kit specifically made for USCG Approved Deckvest LITE which Converts Halkey Roberts Alpha Auto Inflator to manual firing only.  This kit contains a Blanking Cap and manual Tag for easy recognition. 

Here are the easy step by step instructions:

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