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Onyx Life Jacket Deployed By Itself! Anyone had that problem? #14044023 06/26/21 06:24 PM
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Yesterday I was on the lake and took my lifejacket off and put on the deck of my boat, in the back and was fishing up front. All of the sudden we hear a noise, turn around to see the lifejacket deploying. It was not on or in water, just sitting there on the deck of the boat. Has anyone ever had that happen?

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Re: Onyx Life Jacket Deployed By Itself! Anyone had that problem? [Re: Asleep At The Reel] #14044065 06/26/21 07:39 PM
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I've had 2, never had one deploy. Wife and I never take ours off while on the water. fish

Re: Onyx Life Jacket Deployed By Itself! Anyone had that problem? [Re: Asleep At The Reel] #14044083 06/26/21 08:06 PM
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I did a couple of days ago. I wandered if it was from the heat? Mines was sitting on front seat of truck after a trip.

Re: Onyx Life Jacket Deployed By Itself! Anyone had that problem? [Re: Asleep At The Reel] #14044094 06/26/21 08:29 PM
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I had one deploy on its own in a rod locker a few years ago. Moisture and condensation will degrade the bobbin over time and cause it to self deploy. Its pretty much just a chunk of chalk in a plastic cup. Your supposed to replace it every 3 years.

Re: Onyx Life Jacket Deployed By Itself! Anyone had that problem? [Re: Asleep At The Reel] #14044108 06/26/21 08:42 PM
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Yep, in a rod locker just two weeks ago. It was about 3 years old and needed to be replaced soon anyway. Last time I wore it I checked and it was green. I wear it all day so I'm glad it deployed while in the rod locker. Easy $30 cartridge replacement.


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Re: Onyx Life Jacket Deployed By Itself! Anyone had that problem? [Re: Tin Star Cajun] #14044114 06/26/21 08:50 PM
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Good to know. Mine is just almost 2 years old but I use it several times a week so maybe that is the issue. It scared the [censored] out of me though. Glad I was not wearing it.


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CO2 cyl. got too hot...


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Re: Onyx Life Jacket Deployed By Itself! Anyone had that problem? [Re: Asleep At The Reel] #14044205 06/26/21 11:21 PM
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Re: Onyx Life Jacket Deployed By Itself! Anyone had that problem? [Re: Asleep At The Reel] #14049192 07/01/21 06:38 PM
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eeks That would of a he?**%## surprise, ive had one for 2yrs. need to see if it is time for recharge.Too bad that was not on vid.

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Yes it happens often...I have two Oynx inflatables. Every year I change the cylinders and bobbin. It's a must in this humid state. If not, you get that lovely surprise.

First time it happened to me I wasn't around...I came back to the shop and my lid was lifted...looked inside to see my vest popped itself.

Second time, I was around and it scared the piss out of me and the HS anglers in the boat.

Re: Onyx Life Jacket Deployed By Itself! Anyone had that problem? [Re: Lazy Ike] #14051604 07/04/21 02:51 AM
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Part of it was on video. you will see part of it and our reaction!



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