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Old 23-07-2009, 06:14   #1
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Child's PFD / Inflatable

I am looking for a child's auto inflate PFD if they are made. Or input as to what your children use/ wear while cruising? My granddaughter is 10 yrs old and doesn't weigh much
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Old 23-07-2009, 06:20   #2
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Coast Guard Approved Inflatable PFD's are authorized for use on recreational boats by person at least 16 years of age.
I don't usually have children along on the boat so I can't help you with more, though we have some ski type vests that will fit if they are old/big enough.
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The Best PFD

Is one that fits and they will wear.

I would suggest looking for a water skiing type with neoprene exterior since it's a lot more comfortable on the body. You can probably get one from Walmart pretty inexpensive. That being the case, remind yourself when you purchase it, that if it means a little bit more cost to keep her happy and "in the PFD' then it's a good idea.
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There are some Inflatable life jackets around, but they are only really for abandoning ship, However if you child is competent they can still be worn. Some links are
Plastimo : Boat equipment - Our products
Inflatable Lifejackets - Crewfit & Freedom from Crewsaver
New Crewfit 190N Lifejackets from Crewsaver
Also Stormy, Hutchwilco and many other brand produce them.
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