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post #50 of Old 06-24-2013
cranki
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Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

I wear one when single handing offshore, along with a harness. I have worn one a few times when ocean racing in rough weather. Nothing like reefing a working jib in a gale on a 30 footer at night with green water coming over the bow!

But generally I don't wear one. I always have them within reach. Went kayaking around the harbor yesterday pfd tucked behind the seat.

After reading this thread I am going to look into an inflatable and think about wearing it when single handing in my home waters of Long Island Sound. I do disagree with the OP though, I think that throughout the summer the water is warm enough here to survive for quite a while.
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