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post #14 of Old 12-04-2009
Courtney the Dancer
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I understand the OP is looking for non-inflatable PFD's but the reason most people don't wear PFD's is that they are either uncomfortable, hot, restrict what you can do, a harness won't fit over them, or they look dorky (technical term ). I didn't wear one (unless conditions warranted) until we bought Mustang auto-inflate w/harness. Now I wear it whenever on deck and when leaving/arriving at the dock. Unless the PFD that you choose all but disappears while you have it on most people find an excuse to take it off, and then doesn't do much good. Just my two cents...

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