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Hi all

I hope this is not an inappropriate post, but my twin niece and nephew (aged 4) will be coming to Chicago next Monday and Tuesday (the 28th and 29th of July) and I'm hoping to take them for a sail. I'd rather not have to buy two child-size PFDs (they weigh about 30-35 pounds) for only a single use (my 19 and 16 year old sons wear adult size and I don't plan on further maximizing my reproductive fitness). is there anyone out there in the Chicago harbors who wouldn't mind letting me borrow one or two of their kiddy-sized PFDs for those two weekdays? I'll be happy to pick them up and bring them back to you, and buy you a beer or two into the bargain.
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BoatUS has a child PFD lending program.
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Check with your harbor master and or Coast Guard Aux Unit. The Coast Guard sponsors a lend a life vest program - all that is required is your license, phone number and address. (maybe in conjunction with BoatUS - but your local harbor master will hook you up).
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Excellent ideas, both. Thank you!!
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