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Old 04-04-2016, 09:12   #1
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Best PFD (Life Jacket)??

I need to purchase a PFD.
From the little I have found and read on the subject I think I need an inflatable with crotch harness?
I sail in Florida, Keys, and the Caribbean so lightweight is certainly a concern.
I am 6'1" 200#'s for sizing purposes.
I have also read that I should not use the PFD as the primary harness for jacklines.
Any recommendations and/or advice would greatly be appreciated.
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Re: Best PFD (Life Jacket)??

When I had to make that decision I asked one of the local FWC officers (Florida Marine Patrol in those days). He said the state had tested all the inflatables and decided on Mustang. Sounded reasonable to me so that's what I got. Never actually used it so far, time to replace the co2 cartridge again.
Whatever you get you should have a crotch harness.
Using it as a harness depends on the brand I think.
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