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post #92 of Old 07-11-2013
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Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

I always carry one in my bag. I bought a Sospender with harness a decade ago for an offshore race. I have worn it when things are getting ugly or if I have to go forward in choppy conditions and I am not on a well crewed boat.

On the offshore race we all wore them at night or when the wind picked up. We tethered into Jacklines at night or when going forward.

I wish I had bought the inflatable PFD without the harness, as I have not used the harness so much and would probably wear the PFD more often if it was lighter. If I was solo, in colder water or not a strong swimmer i would always wear it. When I am captain I insist all non swimmers or children wear a PFD.

West Wight Potter 14 "Lemon Drop"
Oceanside CA
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