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Post by yeahbut on Mon Jun 02 2014, 10:30

Does my bum look big in this? Doug110

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The gentleman on the high seas this weekend, suitably attired.

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Post by Kathy on Mon Jun 02 2014, 10:43

No Douglas, your bum does not look big in that at all,  Laughing Where's your captains hat though ?  Big Grin 
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Post by djstratton on Mon Jun 02 2014, 11:18

Great pics! What jacket is he wearing? Looking at jackets for Marquez at the moment Big Grin
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Post by yeahbut on Mon Jun 02 2014, 12:13

I think this is the same as the jacket that I bought for Douglas:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/270989365371?limghlpsr=true&hlpv=2&ops=true&viphx=1&hlpht=true&lpid=108&device=c&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=108&ff19=0

At 13.50 UK pounds, this is very reasonable. I noticed yesterday that the fabric may be straining though, around where the handle is located on the top. I need to look at it more closely, but if there is any weakness there, then obviously this model wouldnt be recommended. The principal things to look for in a lifejacket are (in my opinion):


  1. the robustness of that handle on the top. Tbh, I'm less bothered about him needing extra buoyancy and more bothered about him falling overboard in the first place. If he does land in the drink though, then I want to be able to fish him out with the boat hook. Hence the need for a very robust handle on the top where he can be grabbed. This handle is also used for assisting him getting from the launch to the yacht, so we dont want any gear failure here.  
  2. The way that the load is spread on the body. The jacket in the link has two straps under the belly (load spread further by soft neoprene flap) and one round the neck. That satisfies me that he can be winched up/lifted without anything cutting in.
  3. That it does not make him too hot. There are some otherwise very good-looking jackets on the web (some much more expensive), but they have so much fabric and stuffing that I wonder if he wouldnt find it very uncomfortable in the sun.
  4. Finally, I woudnt go for a fashion colour in a pastel shade. If he falls over I want to be able to see him in a colour that shouts at me - so bright yellow or orange is best.


What Douglas himself thinks of his life-jacket is unknown. However he's very good natured about putting it on and, when onboard, spends most of his time asleep. (So nothing different there then).

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Post by ColinW on Mon Jun 02 2014, 12:40

land ahoy  Smile He looks so cool, great pics.
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Post by Guest on Mon Jun 02 2014, 13:19

Certainly not! great pics  Big Grin 

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Post by -Ian- on Mon Jun 02 2014, 13:25

Doesn't seem Fazed at all... what a great set of pics  Big Grin 


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Post by flowerbud on Mon Jun 02 2014, 14:43

Douglas you old sea dog Wink you look great! Smile
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Post by stella on Mon Jun 02 2014, 16:09

aww no he's a gorgeous lad,great pictures  Love Struck 
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Post by janey on Mon Jun 02 2014, 18:47

What a life! Smile
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Post by Sazzle on Mon Jun 02 2014, 19:48

Not at all my love, gorgeous  Love Struck what a fab day out  Big Grin 
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Post by djstratton on Tue Jun 03 2014, 02:46

yeahbut wrote:I think this is the same as the jacket that I bought for Douglas:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/270989365371?limghlpsr=true&hlpv=2&ops=true&viphx=1&hlpht=true&lpid=108&device=c&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=108&ff19=0

At 13.50 UK pounds, this is very reasonable. I noticed yesterday that the fabric may be straining though, around where the handle is located on the top. I need to look at it more closely, but if there is any weakness there, then obviously this model wouldnt be recommended. The principal things to look for in a lifejacket are (in my opinion):


  1. the robustness of that handle on the top. Tbh, I'm less bothered about him needing extra buoyancy and more bothered about him falling overboard in the first place. If he does land in the drink though, then I want to be able to fish him out with the boat hook. Hence the need for a very robust handle on the top where he can be grabbed. This handle is also used for assisting him getting from the launch to the yacht, so we dont want any gear failure here.  
  2. The way that the load is spread on the body. The jacket in the link has two straps under the belly (load spread further by soft neoprene flap) and one round the neck. That satisfies me that he can be winched up/lifted without anything cutting in.
  3. That it does not make him too hot. There are some otherwise very good-looking jackets on the web (some much more expensive), but they have so much fabric and stuffing that I wonder if he wouldnt find it very uncomfortable in the sun.
  4. Finally, I woudnt go for a fashion colour in a pastel shade. If he falls over I want to be able to see him in a colour that shouts at me - so bright yellow or orange is best.


What Douglas himself thinks of his life-jacket is unknown. However he's very good natured about putting it on and, when onboard, spends most of his time asleep. (So nothing different there then).

Thanks for the tips. At the moment have my eye on either the EZYDOG, Henry & Clemmie's, K-9 Float Coat or Outward Hound Life Jacket based on the these reviews . Definitely need a sturdy one so will have to look into the reviews more.
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Post by AussieStaff on Tue Jun 03 2014, 03:57

Awesome to see great care being taken! Well done Smile
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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 03 2014, 05:54

Aww Douglas looking good you handsome boy xx

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Post by Sara n Ozzy on Tue Jun 03 2014, 23:46

Ay hy captain you really do look the part
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Post by JStaff on Wed Jun 04 2014, 17:15

Looks like a great day  Big Grin 
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Post by lumpydog on Wed Jun 04 2014, 18:43

Bootstrap Bill, Cap'n Jack Sparrow and now Seadog Douglas (or should that be Douglas the Seadog?) Great pics!
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Post by Bane on Fri Jun 06 2014, 22:01

Looks like it would be great fun Smile
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Post by Debs01 on Fri Jun 06 2014, 22:23

Nope Douglas you look lovely!
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