Last year or late 2002 they federally mandated that children under 13(?) must wear a PFD whenever a boat is in motion, unless they are in a cabin/below deck. I thought this was the Coast Guard that mandated it.Originally Posted by craig223
It's ridiculous to require across the board wearing of PFD's for adults. This would slam boat sales for sure.
Having said that good quality inflatable vests are not a big deal to wear. Last weekend I satisfied my curiosity to see just how fast one of the auto-inflate one's would inflate. I jumped in and let myself sink and in between 2-3 seconds it was inflating and I was floating in no time. Thought it would have taken much longer.