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How to Remove Mold From a PFD

August 13, 2011
How to Remove Mold From a PFD

The best way to remove mold from a life jacket/PFD is to clean it regularly and store it properly so that the mold or mildew never forms. Yet, even the best intentions are sometimes not enough. When mold or mildew strikes, you have to deal with it. Otherwise, your PFD can be damaged enough to be unreliable and require a replacement. This article explains how to clean...

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Cleaning a PFD

August 13, 2011
Cleaning a PFD

All PFDs should be cleaned and dried after use, even if they are going to be used the next day. Cleaning is simple and quickly accomplished. This article details the tools and procedure for cleaning a life jacket, vest or other PFD.

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PFD Storage

August 13, 2011

Whenever you have used your PFD and are storing it for the next time,  it is important to follow proper storage procedures. This article examines best storage practices.

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Buoyancy Testing a PFD

August 12, 2011

Testing a PFD for buoyancy is an important yearly exercise. It should also be done whenever you have any doubts about the PFD or if it is newly purchased. The easy test is described in this article.

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When to Replace a PFD

August 12, 2011

If a PFD is damaged, inappropriate for the intended use, no longer properly fitting, or in otherwise undesirable condition, this article provides tips to make a wise replacement choice.

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