03-06-2000, 10:38 PM
Last year I bought two of the CO2 cartridge-operated flotation vests that come in a belt. They are great when you are not wading deep, but apparently the mechanism for engaging the inflation device is susceptible to corrosion and is listed as a "keep dry" device. The overriding manual inflation device (blow tube) will still work but I was wondering if anyone has ever had experiences with the co2 device failing due to corrosion? Do people keep the vests dry? I would not be able to keep an inflating vest / belt dry when wading.