Lifejackets: thank you Australian Wooden Boat Festival

posted Dec 17, 2020, 2:28 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Dec 17, 2020, 2:28 PM ]
For some time the following notice has been posted to the MAST website: 

'All life jackets in use on Tasmanian boats will need to adhere to the new standard AS4758.1 by 1 January 2021 (https://mast.tas.gov.au/safe-boating/safety-equipment/lifejackets/).'  

That meant replacing ALL the jackets in the shed: potentially a very expensive business.  Fortunately for us the AWBF have come to the rescue.  They have a new batch of jackets which they only need for the Festival fortnight once every two years.  In between times we get to store and use them: they have already been brought to us by Lyndon Bounday and are hung up ready for use (see pics below).  Crotch straps are on the way. 

Out with the old: 


 and in with the new: