Do I have to pull the toggle to inflate it?
The TD2401 will automatically inflate when submerged. It can also be manually inflated by pulling on the toggle if you choose to.
What if I accidently pull the manual toggle and it opens inside my boat?
Don’t worry! The TD2401 can be thrown fully inflated. In fact, that is one of the reasons it is USCG approved.
Do I have to take it out of the red bag before I throw it?
Nope! Just throw the TD2401 in the packed position, and it will automatically inflate when submerged. The red valise (bag) stays attached so you can re-arm and re-pack it for multiple uses.
What happens if I leave it out in the rain? What if it gets splashed?
The TD2401 is splash resistant when properly packed. One of the USCG tests is a water spray test. It is not intended to be left out in the rain.
Can this replace my lifejacket?
No way! A proper, USCG approved lifejacket for every passenger is mandatory. The TD2401 is a vessel’s throwable device for man overboard situations. Think of it as a lifejacket’s best friend.
Can it be repacked or reused?
It sure can! Just follow the 4 steps printed on the TD2401’s yellow bladder or refer to the owner’s manual for re-arming. A digital copy can be found here: Click Here
You can also watch this demonstration video: Click Here
Where can I buy a re-arm kit?
The TD2401 uses a standardized marine re-arm kit that can be purchased at most marine retailers. We also offer the re-arm kit in our web shop. The TD2401 uses the Maximum Inflation/ LELAND 24 Gram CO2 with V86140 Bayonet Assembly re-arm kit.
Does it have a strobe or light of some sort?
There are plenty of USCG approved lights, mirrors, and electronics that you can add to our products. We offer a few accessories on our web shop. Accessories are not included with the purchase of ThrowRaft products to give you customization.
Do I need the TD2401’s mounting case?
All safety devices are only useful when they are readily available. The TD2401 Mounting Case is designed to give you the quick access you need in a location of your choosing. It also helps protect the TD2401 from all-weather elements.
What type of testing does an inflatable PFD go through?
Over 35 tests are conducted on the TD2401 by a third party testing facility according to the U.S. Coast Guard’s requirements. We are proud to have IMANNA Laboratory in Rockledge FL be the third party testing facility. A few of the tests can be found here: Click Here