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Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Because they haven't paid the ransom in the US. Many, including me, use them anyway and have some cheap legal pfd stuff in a locker.
While it's fashionable to blame the US Govt for everything these days, don't you think that the poor performance of Spinlock Deckvest in real-world situations might just have something to do with it? I wouldn't pay the inflated price for that thing, no matter how cool it looks:

Report Cites Problems with Spinlock Deckvests - Inside Practical Sailor Blog Article

The bladder on the Spinlock Deckvest (right) isn't integral to the vest as it is on most other designs like the Revere Comfortmax PFD Harness (left).

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