Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
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In Canada - & I assume the states - if you modify an approved jacket or PFD, they cease to be approved.
Up here you face a fine if your safety equipment does not conform to the requirements i.e. approved floatation devices etc.
I have the opposite issue. I have a Mustang hydrostatic self-inflating PFD. I wear it all the time when sailing and feel uncomfortable without it. I want to put a crotch strap on it.
I have a crotch strap on my BCD for scuba and have gotten used to that tingling feeling it gives me when I use it to float on the surface.
1989 Hunter 30'
Southern Georgian Bay
Visualize the vastness of the oceans; the infinity of the heavens; the fickleness of the wind; the artistry of the craft and the frailty of the sailor. The oneness that may be achieved through the harmony of these things may lead one to enlightenment. - Flying Welshman