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Old 09-20-2009
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Most of my sailing is racing, & our rules require all persons on board to wear a PFD. The last couple of years, I wore a vest, but now am looking for an inflatable. The vest is a PITA when you're railmeat & constantly going under the boom.

When out for a day sail, sometimes I wear it, sometimes I don't. When racing, I wear my team shirt, but when out for a cruise, I like to wear bright orange or hot pink or something really highly visible as well. If I go overboard, I want to be seen.

New York State has some kind of requirement regarding life vests for all on board certain boats during colder weather that I read about recently, but offhand I don't recall what it is.
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