They don't work if you don't wear 'em..

Discussion in 'Boat Safety' started by blackwaterkatz, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

    Andrews, SC
  2. BAM

    BAM New Member

    PFD's are like seat belts, once you get used to wearing them, don't feel right without.

  3. waterwalker

    waterwalker New Member

    Louisville Ohio
    Never better spoken my friend, when I was young, ex marine and a certified diver I would have never considered wears a PFD...too macho.
    Now that I am more mature...not only older...but a lot smarter. I started boating in my teens and bought my first boat in the early sixties. Over the years I have had many vessels including a 38 foot wellcraft with radar gps and auto pilot. Every person that gets on one of my boats will wear PFDs
    no exceptions. I use the self inflating models for excuse for not using them. I personaly have been involved in two water extractions and believe me you never want to see one. A neighbor and friend was fishing alone, he had a problem with low blood sugar, they found his boat
    twelve miles down lake still running...a week later he was found floating.
    I agree PFDs are a pain especialy the older ones, that were bulky kapon filled things that were hot and even harder to fish with. I support their use
    anytime while underway, but I believe they may taken off while anchored
    as long as someone is on the vessel with you. Be safe while boating, the life you save may be your own.