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Old 02-18-2004, 11:37 AM
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I bought some last year at Boaters World, I think they were 100 mph rated. They must not have been that expensive (don't remember), otherwise my tight azz wouldn't have bought them.

At our last boat club meeting, they pointed out that my boat was the only one on the last poker run that everyone was wearing a vest. I told anyone that didn't want to wear one was welcome to wait on the dock.
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got some good pfd's on their site!
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Hey what about those (auto) inflatable types? Are they too flimsy for impact? Thats my guess but what is your opinion? Sure would be more comfortable but don't want to be comfortably dead.
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Hey what about those (auto) inflatable types? Are they too flimsy for impact? Thats my guess but what is your opinion? Sure would be more comfortable but don't want to be comfortably dead.
They don't provide any impact protection either.
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The next one down (I426) looks more comfy because it is mesh. Cheaper too! But it says nothing about a crotch strap.
The 4485 has a fleece lining which might be a little onbearable in the summer! But better than no vest of course.
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Up here in the north country if its rough enough to wear the vest its probibly cold enough that the fleece wont bother me.....
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lifeline jackets aren't cg approved
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lifeline jackets aren't cg approved
Thats what I was told....APBA SBI certified but not CG approved....well I'll never race but I've been checked out by the CG lots of times!!!
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The next one down (I426) looks more comfy because it is mesh. Cheaper too! But it says nothing about a crotch strap.
The 4485 has a fleece lining which might be a little onbearable in the summer! But better than no vest of course.
Does it have the impact rating too?
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Does it have the impact rating too?
dont look like it.
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