LIFESAVER LS 101 - 14 Pages

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A. How LifeSaver works

Congratulations on your choice of lifesaving equipment!

LifeSaver is a self-inflating horseshoe buoy for use on boats of all kind, large and

small. Being small and light, LifeSaver Is easy to store and to use. Its size, combined

with Its light weight, makes It easy to throw, and to throw accurately. LifeSaver

Inflates automatically when It enters the water.

The horseshoe buoy (1) and the water-sensitive Inflation mechanism (3)

are protected by a watertight casing (2). When LifeSaver Is thrown It opens 1-2

centimetres, so that water can reach the water-activated part of the mechanism.

When LifeSaver enters the water, the mechanism operates and the horseshoe buoy

Inflates. The open casing remains attached to the horseshoe buoy by a cord and acts

as a sea anchor (to prevent the buoy blowing away).

B. How to use LifeSaver

When accident happens (1) remove LifeSaver from Its holder (2), or take off the clip

(3). Throw LifeSaver close. It's easy to aim right. (4) LifeSaver Inflates Itself! (5) Pull

LifeSaver over your head and tighten the recovery strap (6).

If LifeSaver does not Inflate automatically, Inflate with the mouthpiece!

If the clip Is left in place when you throw LifeSaver, the

horseshoe buoy will not inflate when it enters the water.

To avoid Injury, LifeSaver must always be thrown alongside

the rescuee, not directly at the rescuee.

C. Storage

LifeSaver can be stored In three ways, In a holder (accessory), in a specially made

stowing box (accessory) or protected from water with Its clip In place. Remove the

clip before using LifeSaver. For optimum accessibility, we recommend keeping

LifeSaver In the holder or in the stowing box (without clip). It is best to locate the

holder where It Is easy to reach from the helmsman's position.

If LifeSaver Is removed from Its holder or if the clip Is not In place,

it opens 1 -2 centimetres. This Is normal. Close the casing and put

LifeSaver back In Its holder, or fit the clip.

When LifeSaver is open: Protect it from water. If water reaches the

release, LifeSaver will inflate!

To avoid damage In case of unwanted Inflatatlon make sure there is no

water where LifeSaver Is stored.

D. Maintenance

LifeSaver Is designed for maximum reliability and to be usable all year round, but

for optimum reliability It Is Important to look after LifeSaver properly. This means

checking sensitive parts annually.

Yearly maintenance

Open the casing and check the date stamp according to the description below.

Check that the casing Is held together properly and appears to be watertight

when the clip Is fitted.

On the side of the UML cartridge (3b) there Is a date stamp (EXPDATE (month)

(year)). If the date has passed or if the green Indicator Is missing, LifeSaver must

be re-armed.

Use the LifeSaver re-armlng kit. Follow the re-armlng procedure. We recommend

that the complete function of LifeSaver Is tested before re-armlng. (throw LifeSaver

In the water)

NB! If the expiration date on the UML cartridge has passed and LifeSaver has not

been activated, only the UML cartridge needs to be replaced. Ask your local retailer

about replacement cartridges.

When LifeSaver is not in use

LifeSaver Is designed to be used all year round, but If It Is not being used during the

winter It Is best to store It Indoors In a dry place.

E. Re-arming (See the illustrations E+G)

After use, LifeSaver must be checked and re-armed. LifeSaver

Re-arming kit LS100 is used for this purpose.

For LifeSaver to work perfectly it Is Important that It Is clean and dry before it Is

re-armed. If LifeSaver has been used In salt water it must be rinsed and thoroughly

dried. The best way to make sure the horseshoe buoy Is dry Is to leave it spread

out In room temperature for 48 hours. Turn It over once during that period. When

the horseshoe buoy Is dry, the air must be removed from It. Use the mouthpiece

for this.

, Re-arming the automatic inflation mechanism:

Unscrew the UML cartridge (3b).

Unscrew the gas cylinder (3c).

Check the Inflation mechanism. Press In the H-shaped button to check that

the pin that operates the gas cylinder works.

Screw on a new UML cartridge. Tighten It.

Finally, screw on a new gas cylinder (3c). Tightly!

. Before you fold the horseshoe buoy you must remove all the air

from it:

Remove the protective cap from the mouthpiece, turn It over and press It

against the opening. This opens the valve which keeps the air In the buoy. All

the air must be evacuated from the buoy so that It can be folded and packed.

. Folding the horseshoe buoy

Place the cord (7) In the part of the casing opposite to where It Is fastened

and place the folded horseshoe buoy with the Inflation mechanism (3) turned

upwards on top of the cord. Fold the recovery strap once and then place It

alongside the horseshoe buoy. Apply a rubberband with three turns.

Close LifeSaver and make sure the opening mechanism Is correctly placed In

the slot on both sides. Make sure It Is properly fastened! Check that the casing

opens 1-2 centimetres but not more. Put LifeSaver In Its holder or fit the clip.

^j^NB!

' Do not wrap the cord around the horseshoe buoy!

' Only use LifeSaver Re-arming kit LS 100

F. Accessories

• Holder

• Stowing box

• Re-armlng kit

G. Parts

1 Horseshoe buoy

2 Casing

2b Opening mechanism

3 Automatic Inflation mechanism

3a Inflation mechanism

3b UML cartridge

3c Gas cylinder

3d Release indicator

4 Mouthpiece

5 Reflective tape

6 Recovery strap

7 Cord

8 Clip

Risks associated with incorrect use

of LifeSaver LS101

Incorrect use or storage

Make sure that the LS101 Is stored or Installed where It Is not likely to be

damaged. The LS101 contains a pressurised container. This may mean that

It must not be carried in an aircraft. For the same reason, the LS101 should

not be exposed to high temperatures (max 50 °C). The LS101 should not be

stored together with fuels, solvents or other chemicals.

A damaged LS101 may self-inflate even if It Is In Its holder or if the clip Is

fitted. Make sure that a damaged LifeSaver Is stored In a dry place.

Incorrect re-arming

If the horseshoe buoy Is not re-armed and packed correctly, using the spe-

cified genuine parts, It may Inflate spontaneously or it may fall to self-inflate

fully or at all. For correct re-armlng, see the packing Instructions supplied

with the re-armlng kit.

When the clip is fitted

When the need arises to throw the LifeSaver to a rescuee, the clip must be

removed. If the LS101 is thrown with the clip In place, it will not self-Inflate

automatically

In an emergency

To avoid Injury, LifeSaver must always be thrown alongside the rescuee, not

directly at the rescuee. If LifeSaver does not Inflate automatically, Inflate with

the mouthpiece.

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