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Joined: October 19th, 2003, 6:40 pm

April 26th, 2012, 3:36 pm #1

What is "more correct" for a Harnessuit bladder - the yellow one with the tabs or the standard grey one? Or does it not matter?
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Joined: September 8th, 2004, 10:02 pm

April 26th, 2012, 6:37 pm #2

The original bladder had the tabs. So to be a purist, that would be the correct one. The bladder for the 41 patt mae west is the same shape as the harnesssuit bladder, minus the tabs. If anyone still used the harnesssuit once the 41 patt mae west appeared, both bladders would have worked.
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Joined: October 19th, 2003, 6:40 pm

April 27th, 2012, 7:56 am #3

Thanks Neil, much appreciated. I'd found the long thread discussing the two but wondered which was best to look for.

So, has anyone got a decent spare yellow bladder that they'd like to part with and put its value to better use?
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April 27th, 2012, 6:55 pm #4

I have one of the early bladders with the tabs. It has a 1940 date. It's covered with yellow silk.
It's all still supple. There's some minor perishing where the inflation bottle inserts. But nothing to worry about.
I will send you some photos.
Cheers Neil
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April 30th, 2012, 2:33 pm #5

Thanks for mentioning it. It's of interest so please send the photos through when you get a chance - it should be available through my username. Much appreciated!
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May 1st, 2012, 4:05 pm #6

What is "more correct" for a Harnessuit bladder - the yellow one with the tabs or the standard grey one? Or does it not matter?
...if anyone has a pair of the sprung chrome clips as surplus then I'd love to hear from you. Thanks!
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May 21st, 2012, 4:09 pm #7

Just a quick one to say I'd pay a good price for a pair of hooks, normal sources don't appear to have any
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November 20th, 2012, 10:12 am #8

What is "more correct" for a Harnessuit bladder - the yellow one with the tabs or the standard grey one? Or does it not matter?
I'm still looking for a yellow bladder and correct parachute QR hooks. Thank you.
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November 20th, 2012, 11:32 pm #9

Ric, I'm so sorry, you have been asking me to send photos and I've failed miserably!
This will be my first task this evening. I will email you tonight.
Cheers
Neil
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Joined: October 19th, 2003, 6:40 pm

November 27th, 2012, 8:22 am #10

Neil, thanks for considering me. Nothing received as yet, might be my spam filter though. Cheers, Ric.
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