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01-20-2009 04:11 PM
lbdavis Sweet!

But that life jacket's not going to like going as s-l-o-w as I go...

May's plenty early. I'll just be taking the tarp off.

I'll PM you as we get closer.

Does this mean I can't say anything foolish about you between now and then? I don't want to end up on your "list".
01-20-2009 03:21 PM
Giulietta
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Originally Posted by lbdavis View Post
Yea, I'd love to use that, Alex. I'll adopt a strict don't ask don't tell policy regarding any stains...

Will your next visit be close to Maine? The good thing about living up here (in this case) is that I won't need the PFD for a long time....
It's yours!!

Who else here can claim having a PFD coming out of the faster boat here??

I will be in Portsmouth NH, near Maine in May, for my yearly visit. But I can bring it in before, as I will return to the US sooner than that.

Alex
01-20-2009 02:38 PM
lbdavis Yea, I'd love to use that, Alex. I'll adopt a strict don't ask don't tell policy regarding any stains...

Will your next visit be close to Maine? The good thing about living up here (in this case) is that I won't need the PFD for a long time....
01-20-2009 02:36 PM
Capnblu Alex, maybe the Satan got out of the life jacket and implanted itself into your little diaper filling animal!
01-20-2009 01:32 PM
Giulietta what was it?? I never got the satin out..
01-20-2009 12:31 PM
Cruisingdad It is a small. It would be perfect for lbdavis.

Brian

PS That wasn't outboard oil!!!!!! HEHE!
01-20-2009 11:46 AM
Giulietta I have the Mustang PFD that CD gave me. We don't use it anymore..so if someone wants it, I will bring it back to the US on my next trip and send it to you.

It is stained with outboard oil, but that was CD's fault, not mine..

Still a good vest..who wants it??

CD what size is it, do you know??

Here is the kid from hell with it..




Alex
01-20-2009 10:49 AM
jjns Something to remember when sizing your child's lifejacket, a fully saturated disposable diaper weights in about 4 lbs, so always add that to the childs actual weight (a 26lb kid should be wearing the 30lb jacket).
We started with the mustang but the boy found it uncomfortable and it was hard to get him to wear it, picked up a Salus vest and he will wear it without argument.
We keep the mustang vest on the boat in case he has a friend come along or for an impromptu visit.
The salus comes home with us as we require him to wear it on the dock as well as on the boat.
01-20-2009 10:02 AM
lbdavis
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
BoatUS also has a children's PFD loaner program.
SD's right. From BoatUS's website:

How the Program Works:
BoatUS Foundation accepts about 40 new sites into the Life Jacket Loaner Program during each application cycle. The group or waterfront location accepted into the program will receive 12 child-sized life jackets, as well as signs, brochures and a sign-out binder. The life jackets should be displayed in prominent location—like near a boating ramp, in a marina office, or near a fuel dock. A boating family can then check out the life jacket for a day, free of charge. At the end of the boating trip, they can return it to the same location.

If you are interested in being a life jacket loaner site or would like additional information on the program please contact the program administrator at boatingsafety@boatus.com.
01-19-2009 11:40 PM
sailingdog BoatUS also has a children's PFD loaner program.
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