Replacment Ring for Rescue PFD - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-01-2013   #1
GoBro
 
glenn's Avatar
 
BZN, Montana
Paddling Since: 2008
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,493
Replacment Ring for Rescue PFD

Got a little loose this weekend and put on without doing up my PFD correctly. I lost my rescue ring and I'm looking for the specs to replace it. From what I've seen NRS offers a replacement that uses hook and loop to secure it to the rescue webbing but I'm not too keen on the idea and I think I should be able to get this hardware for cheaper than $15.

__________________
The sunshine walked beside her
glenn is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-01-2013   #2
don't bogart that
 
rpludwig's Avatar
 
Frosted Flakes N of Baytuckey, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 185
Replacement rings

You can get different rated rings at your climbing shop. I have purchased them as bridal rings for load balancing anchors/lifts. Or go to home depot and get a steel ring in their anchor and rope section for less than 5 bucks. They have the load rating on the tag. just get a piece of velcro to place over the ring to stick it back to the center of your jacket. I believe the buckle is the weakest point on the harness regardless of which ring you get.
rpludwig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013   #3
GoBro
 
glenn's Avatar
 
BZN, Montana
Paddling Since: 2008
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,493
Not interested in the velcro. I know the rings are available in a variety of places but didn't know the factory rating. Makes sense the buckle is the weakest but I've found some rings online that are rated for 100 lb MWL, which seems awful low. Granted that's a lot of pull on your body, but I would think I could handle a momentary impact load quite a over 100 lbs. Maybe not...

Sounds like I'll just head out and pick up a reasonably sized one. Thanks
__________________
The sunshine walked beside her
glenn is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-01-2013   #4
 
durango, Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 44
ive got an extra one ill give you for the cost of shipping from denver
shoot me a pm if your interested....
carnuba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013   #5
Paddling in to the Future
 
PhilipJFry's Avatar
 
Boise, Idaho
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 574
hit a farm supply store, Welded steel rings that are used for horse tie downs are about the same size, and if it can hold back an 1100lb. horse pulling so hard that it snaps a solid oak hitching post. I'm sure it'll hold up fine on your PFD. and they're only about $2. (I speak from experience on the horse snapping the post, the ring is still in great condition)
PhilipJFry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013   #6
 
caverdan's Avatar
 
C. Springs, Colorado
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,769
Ace Hardware sells Stainless steel rings FWIW.
caverdan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rescue PFD's Mmcquillen Kayaking | Gear Talk 24 08-07-2011 06:15 AM
Rescue PFD's Mmcquillen Whitewater Kayaking 36 09-28-2009 12:09 PM
Rescue Pfd? Katboater Whitewater Kayaking 10 07-06-2009 09:36 AM
Rescue O-ring mw590 Kayaking | Gear Talk 8 09-16-2006 01:05 PM
Rescue PFD Comparison ActionJackson Kayaking | Gear Talk 1 04-07-2005 09:22 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.