Every year we loose more and more boaters/fisherman around the state of Kansas.And you read from other states also of boaters drowing every year. I have boat fished pretty much all my life and have been caught on water that could of easily capsized our boat.Just been lucky.. Just last yr I got caught on Milford during the gathering where it was not safe even in my old tank of a boat.And we know one BOC memeber capsized on Milford that same day,and was very lucky to just lose his gear and boat. After meeting and making friends with more and more BOC memebers each yr and we are the fishermen that really fish and will sometime's challange mother-nature I would hate like $ell to read someday that we lost a Kansas BOC brother. I spend way to much money on fishing gear each yr but the one thing I have not spent $$ on is good life jackets.I will buy cheep most of the time. I'm going to up-grade this yr and wear them at all times under power and when condition warrant it. I challenge all BOC brothers to do the same if you dont all ready. Lets be safe out there this year.....!!