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Ring Buoy Tip 003

Auto-Inflatable  Ring Buoy

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The auto-inflatable ring buoy comes in a pouch and is used to supplement the inherently buoyant ring buoy on surface ships and submarines. The ring buoy should be thrown overhanded and upwind/current of person.  There are two sources of auto inflatable ring buoy.  See below links to obtain details.  They are not USCG certified.


Switlik Model


Coleman/Stearns Model