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Re: comfortable inflatable pfd
When it's insanely hot, harness-only is coolest.
When it's cold, harness is safest (hypothermia).
When single-handing, on-deck alone, it's night, have the chute up or are otherwise less than confident the crew could get the boat back, harness is safest.
Kept in the dingy, non-inflatable is most dependable when you need it (can't leak after being stepped-on).
Of course, the suitability of jacklines varies with the boat.
If I found an inflatable that was comfortable enough I would buy it, but I have not.
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