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Old 11-29-2013, 07:02 PM   #21
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:00 PM   #22
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I keep mine under the seat in the pilothouse. I advise people where they are before heading out, and I also assign one to each person. In an emergency, I don't want people trying to work out which lifejacket fits, - especially important with children or large people.

We use ours regularly. As a rough rule, If the seas are less than 2-3 feet its optional. 3-5 feet, I insist on it when on the foredeck. 5 feet and over - and we also wear a harness to go forward.
When I'm singlehanded the harness is used more often. I don't want to see my boat sail/motor off into the sunset without me.

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