Cal June Jim Buoy Float-Free Weak Link & Painter Cage
Cal June - Jim Buoy Model 504
Model #504 - Fits any stack of four rafts or any stack which equals a capacity of 21 man or more. Each unit contains 1 stainless steel cage, 100 ft. of black 7/16" polypropylene rope (3,000 lb. test) and 1 wire link. Fits any stack of four rafts or any stack which equals a capacity of 21 man or more
Jim Buoy Float-Free Link, Painter Cage - Compiles with U.S.C.G. Requirements EFF. 9/20/83
When secured to your boat, the painter keeps the raft from floating away, and when pulled, it activates the inflation mechanism. More than one pull is usually needed to activate inflation, because there is between 15-55' of slack to take in. Many painters have a colored marker indicating that the next pull will activate the carbon dioxide (CO2) cartridge to inflate the raft.