Join Date: Apr 2006
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Stray thought: If you are planning to invest $200 in "safety", have you already purchased a PLB or EPRIB? Or a waterproof handheld VHF?
I ask because there's a good chance something else on your boat floats and can keep you floating (pfd, igloo cooler, cockpit cushions, five gallon water jug) and while floating is a good thing, you may not need to float as long if you have a distress beacon with you.